A trio of EFL clubs are weighing up a loan move for Manchester United midfielder James Garner according to a recent report from The Sun.
It is claimed that Preston North End and Wigan are just some of the clubs interested in landing his signature on a temporary basis, whilst Phil Parkinson’s Sunderland are also contemplating a move for the United youngster.
Garner is yet to make a senior appearance for the Red Devils, but has been included in their 20-man squad for their Europa League trip to Serbia to take on Partizan Belgrade on Thursday evening.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly keen to send him out on loan when the transfer window opens in January, as the Man United boss looks to find the youngster regular minutes in senior football.
He’ll be wanting to prove himself at the highest level possible, but Garner will have to weigh up his options as it seems as though it’ll be a tough ask for him to force his way into the Preston starting XI anytime soon, with Alex Neil’s side flying high in the Championship this season.
Who should Garner join in January?
So, a move to Sunderland certainly shouldn’t be ruled out by any stretch of the imagination, and he could be tempted to join a side that are likely to be challenging for promotion to the Championship this term.
Garner’s current deal at Old Trafford expires in the summer of 2022, although it remains to be seen as to whether he has a long-term future with the Premier League giants.
He could be a useful signing for Sunderland in particular in the January transfer window.
At the age of 18, he’ll want to prove himself in senior football, which is something that he’s unlikely to be able to achieve at Manchester United anytime soon.
Sunderland seem like the most likely destination for him, as I’m not convinced that he’d be getting regular minutes under his belt in the Championship at this moment in time.