Report: Leeds target Garner to get Manchester United chance
Leeds United may have to bide their time if they hope to sign James Garner this summer, with The Telegraph reporting that Manchester United plan to give their next manager the chance to look at the youngster before taking a decision on his future.
Garner is currently helping Nottingham Forest put themselves right in the mix to get out of the Championship. The 21-year-old has scored three goals and contributed four assists for Steve Cooper’s men.
And his form is not going unnoticed in the Premier League. Recent reports claimed that Leeds are monitoring Garner as the fans desperately await a new signing in the middle of the park.
It has been a tough campaign for the Whites. And one of the decisions that has seriously cost them this time around is the one to work with a smaller squad. They have been decimated by injuries at times.
Their lack of depth in central midfield has definitely hurt them. So it is not a surprise to see Leeds look at Garner given that he has established himself as one of the best talents in the EFL right now. He has previously been labelled ‘phenomenal‘.
It was recently suggested that Manchester United may consider permanent offers for the youngster this summer. But it would appear that they are not going to rush into a decision.
The Telegraph is now suggesting that a call on Garner will only be made once Manchester United have appointed a new manager, and the starlet has had a chance to impress in pre-season.
Leeds may not want to wait around as Manchester United delay Garner decision
If Leeds stay up, it looks imperative that they act quickly in the window. They will not want to leave themselves in a similar position next year.
So Manchester United’s desire to look at Garner may not be ideal.
It is crucial that Leeds sign a new central midfielder. So it would be a gamble to wait around for Garner.
He is a player that they should still keep on the radar. Situations can change, as seen with Dan James earlier this season.
But Leeds surely cannot afford to put too many of their eggs in that particular basket, as things stand.
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