Nottingham Forest have confirmed the season-long loan signing of Manchester United midfielder James Garner.
The Reds made Garner their number one transfer target for the summer, after he impressed on loan at the City Ground last term.
The 20-year-old joined Forest in the second half of last season after a disappointing loan spell with Watford, and went on to become a star for the Reds.
Garner scored four goals in 20 games from midfield, and produced a string of impressive displays from the middle of the park.
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The midfielder has impressed in pre-season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, featuring against the likes of Everton, QPR, Brentford and Derby.
But having signed a new deal at Old Trafford until 2024 with a year’s extension option, Garner has now been allowed to re-join Forest on loan for the season.
The likes of Derby and Stoke City were said to be keen on landing the midfielder’s signature, but the Reds have managed to acquire his service for another season.
This is a big coup for Forest and a really positive bit of news after a disappointing weekend performance.
Garner was excellent in the second half of last season and gave Forest real creativity and mobility in central midfield.
In Jack Colback and Ryan Yates, they lack a progressive ball player and someone who can play through the lines.
They have got off to a terrible start this season, but you feel that the signing of Garner will really improve them and help them to tick in the final third going forward.