Tottenham Hotspur are now in a three-horse race to sign Manchester United midfielder James Garner with a new club entering the fray.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye move…
The Lilywhites and manager Antonio Conte are said to be interested in the Red Devils ace with journalist David Ornstein of The Athletic first claiming Spurs have watched him in action.
Who should Spurs sign before the window shuts?
A world class centre-back
Tottenham, seeking to back their head coach, have made seven major signings already with recent reports refusing to rule out potential further additions before September 1.
Links to Garner appear to be growing stronger with journalist Alan Nixon even claiming that an ‘opening offer’ has gone in for the 21-year-old.
The Latest: Tottenham now in three-horse race…
However, according to a new report, it appears Spurs and sporting director Fabio Paratici face even more competition for his signature.
Football Insider now claim that Everton are now in the frame with both Tottenham and Nottingham Forest ‘also in the race’ to sign Garner.
It is believed that United will sanction his sale for around £14-£15 million and the midfielder ‘could now leave in the final two weeks of the window’.
The Verdict: No brainer?
If Spurs can get a deal done for Garner, this could represent astute business by Paratici.
Homegrown, young and with plenty of potential – former teammate Ryan Yates hailed the youngster as ‘unbelievable’ when the pair played together at Forest last season.
As per WhoScored, Garner stood out as a key man for Steve Cooper’s side – even completing more key passes per 90 than any of his teammates – so that praise certainly seems justified.
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