It looks as though this summer’s transfer window could be an absolutely crucial one for Norwich City.
With the Canaries looking destined to secure an immediate return to the Premier League this season – needing just four points from their remaining six games to do so – they must get things right in the transfer market to ensure they do not suffer relegation after just a single season, as they did in 2019/20.
That of course means recruiting the right players to strengthen their squad, and it seems one man they may look to do that with, is Manchester United midfielder James Garner.
Speaking recently, Garner’s agent revealed that Norwich are one of the club’s taking an interest in the 20-year-old, who is currently on loan with the Canaries’ Championship rivals Nottingham Forest.
Indeed, it does seem as though a move for Garner, is one that could certainly make sense for Danil Farke’s side.
With Tottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp’s own loan at Carrow Road soon coming to an end – and no guarantee whether the England youth international, who has been outstanding this season, will return next season – plus expiring contracts for Alex Tettey and Mario Vrancic, it does seem as though Norwich may need to add some more options in the centre of midfield this summer.
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A deal for Garner would help them to do that, and although he endured a frustrating start to the season on loan with Watford, the midfielder has flourished since moving to Forest in January, it does seem as though he could soon be ready for the step up to the Premier League.
Add to that the fact that Forest manager Chris Hughton was non-committal when recently asked about the possibility of Garner returning to The City Ground for next season, and it appears as though the opportunity could be there for Norwich.
However, there is still no guarantee that the Canaries will secure the services of Garner for next season, with the player’s agent also claiming that current Premier League side Brighton, and recently crowned Scottish champions Rangers, are interested in signing the midfielder.
As a result, it may not be easy for Norwich to win this particular transfer battle, given the appeal that competing for trophies and playing European football with Rangers could offer for Garner.
If however, United are to look for the best loan for Garner, then the success Norwich have had already this season with Skipp, could certainly help to turn things in their favour.