Leicester ‘chasing Manchester United midfielder James Garner’ after an impressive loan spell at Nottingham Forest this season, but will face competition from Premier League rivals for the 21-year-old
- James Garner has impressed for Nottingham Forest this season en route to the play-off final
- Erik ten Hag is reportedly planning to make a decision on the player’s future
- Several clubs including Leicester and Leeds are said to be interested in Garner
Leicester City are reportedly chasing Manchester United midfielder James Garner as Brendan Rodgers looks to rebuild Foxes’ roster this summer.
Garner has impressed all season as a key part of Steve Cooper’s squad at Nottingham Forest, which is one game away from the Premier League. They face Huddersfield at Wembley on Sunday.
With the 21-year-old’s future at Manchester United uncertain, several Premier League clubs are said to be interested in taking over the player’s services.
James Garner has impressed for Steve Cooper’s promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest side
Brendan Rodgers would like to rebuild Leicester’s squad this summer
According to The Mirror, Leeds, Southampton and Leicester, among others, are interested in the midfielder. Rodgers is said to be particularly impressed with his performance in Forest’s 4-1 split from Leicester at the City Ground earlier this season.
With new boss Erik ten Hag already arriving at the club and starting work on what will be a huge job to rebuild the club, Garner’s future, both short and long term, remains unclear.
He has been reported to be one of the players Ten Hag will be assessing during pre-season before making a final decision on where his future lies.
The hired midfielder from Manchester United has an uncertain future at the club this summer
It is likely to be a tumultuous summer for Manchester United’s squad, with many payouts likely to lead to a few new players.
The central midfield is said to be an area designated for a major operation, with Paul Pogba expected to leave the club for free next month, while Serbian Nemanja Matic has already confirmed he will leave the club.
It is as yet unclear whether the expected departure will give Garner the chance to break through into the first team at Old Trafford.
Ten Hag has a reputation for enjoying the opportunity to work with young players, and his track record at Ajax can boast the development of players such as Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt.
James Garner will get the chance to impress manager Erik ten Hag this summer
De Jong himself has been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, with Barcelona reportedly open to selling the Dutchman in order to have money to improve other parts of the team.
Ruben Neves, the Wolves midfielder believed to be leaving the West Midlands club this summer, is another player reportedly on Manchester United’s radar.
Should Garner not get the chance to impress in the first team, it is reported that Rodgers will try to strike and make the young Englishman one of his top targets this summer.
However, competition for a player who has impressed at the top of the championship can be fierce.
Erik ten Hag will try to rebuild the Manchester United selection this summer, with the midfield needing serious work
Frenkie de Jong is a name that has been suggested for a possible move to England