Report: Leeds want to sign 'superb' Premier League player this summer in similar deal to Dan James transfer
Leeds United are among the clubs keen on signing Manchester United starlet James Garner this summer, according to a report from The Sun.
Garner, 20, is enjoying a fine season on loan with Nottingham Forest in the Championship and has appeared more than 30 times for the Reds. He has helped them to within touching distance of the playoffs, and played his part in Friday’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.
However, those performances are attracting attention in the Premier League and The Sun claims that Leeds are among the teams wanting to sign him for next season. It’s claimed that should Leeds stay up, that they’ll be looking to make a permanent move for Garner and follow in the footsteps of their move for another former Old Trafford player, Daniel James.
Leeds face competition from Southampton, while Forest are also said to be keen on keeping Garner, especially if they manage to sneak up themselves. It’s claimed that Manchester United would prefer a PL loan deal for Garner if possible.
Described as ‘superb’ this season for one performance, it is easy to see why clubs are watching Garner.
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A young player, with plenty of room for improvement, and with a season of Championship football behind him in a good team, there is certainly a lot for Leeds to like about Garner.
He has been excellent with Forest and played a big role in helping Steve Cooper’s side climb the table.
However, his next step is an important one. It could be that he gets a chance at Old Trafford, with more change predicted at the club in the summer. But if he doesn’t get his chance, then Garner would be a fine signing for Leeds.
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