Queens Park Rangers are interested in Manchester United midfielder James Garner, according to Sean Gallagher on social media.
The Hoops have had a busy window so far this month with the likes of Charlie Austin and Jordy de Wijs coming in, whilst the most recent arrival has been Stefan Johansen from Fulham on loan.
Mark Warburton might not be finished there, though, with Garner of interest – though Watford have to agree to terminate his loan there before he can make the switch to QPR.
Taking a look at Garner and where he’d fit in, however, is in an interesting one.
He’s a young player that likes to sit deep in midfield and play from there and in that sense you can see why QPR are looking at him.
Whilst they’ve brought in Stefan Johansen that can do a good job with the defensive side of the game, he’ll likely be used more offensively and to break into the box.
That, coupled with the continued absence of Luke Amos and the fresh blow to Tom Carroll, means there is room for someone like Garner to come in.
Geoff Cameron is a deeper midfielder, of course, but could be used as a defender more – as he has been in recent weeks – even with Jordy de Wijs arriving as Conor Masterson has moved out on loan.
Mark Warburton is having to box clever with his squad right now and use players that can do multiple roles so, clearly, there is room for another that can feature in the deeper midfield two he has often deployed this season.
It just remains to be seen, then, if Garner is released by Watford and Manchester United let it go through.