Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seemingly hinted to the club’s official website that the likes of James Garner could well be involved in the first team next season, amidst interest from the likes of Nottingham Forest.
The 20-year-old midfielder has just returned from a loan spell on Trentside ahead of the 2021/22 campaign and really impressed during his time with the Reds.
Garner managed to notch up a respectable four goals in 20 games under the guidance of Chris Hughton and co and in turn helped the club to stave off the threat of what would have been an unthinkable relegation from the Sky Bet Championship.
The likes of Forest, Brighton and Hove Albion, Norwich City and Rangers are all said to be interested in bringing in the player on loan next term, with United seemingly open to that possibility.
However Solskjaer may well have just thrown a spanner in the works on that front after he stated the following:
“We’ve had a few on loan who might come back in.
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“There might be interest in a few others maybe going out. We might allow some players to go out to gain experience and come back stronger for it.”
Garner is currently under contract at Old Trafford until the summer of next year and has made seven first team appearances for his boyhood club so far.
It is no surprise to hear that Forest are keen on bringing Garner back to the City Ground next season as he made such a lasting impression on Hughton and co during his spell there last term.
It’ll be interesting to see whether United allow him to head out on loan or not as the 20-year-old may well be growing impatient over the fact that he hasn’t really been given a good chance in the first team as of yet.
A move to the Midlands in order to link up with the Reds for a second successive campaign could therefore be a brilliant move for the youngster as it would allow him to get another senior season under his belt.
I think Forest will make their move but if another Premier League side comes in, such as a Brighton or a Norwich, I think they could well lose out.