Manchester United to let James Garner leave on loan in the summer
Garner made his debut for United from the bench against Crystal Palace in February last year. He also went on to make his first start during the 1-0 victory against Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League last October. He has gone on to make three more appearances in the competition this season.
A defensive midfielder, Garner is also capable of playing at centre-back. He has been at United since 2009.
The interest in the player is high. The likes of Cardiff City, Sheffield Wednesday, and Swansea City are all interested. One of United’s sought after young talents, Garner could be in line to obtain valuable playing time at these clubs.
A number of the clubs keen on the player had also inquired about his availability back in January. United are yet to make a decision on their youth players. This is owing to the lack of clarity on which competitions the club will compete in next season.
It will be in both the club’s and player’s best interest for him to go out on loan. United are keen on bringing in Birmingham wonderkid Jude Bellingham.
According to talkSport (h/t Express), the youngster is expected to go straight into the first-team squad and could limit Garner’s opportunities to gain match time.
Bellingham currently earns around £145-a-week with Birmingham. He could become one of the highest-paid teenagers in world football if he secures a move to United.
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Garner is held in high regard at Old Trafford. He was recently endorsed by midfielder Fred to make it big at the club.
Securing regular playtime elsewhere could very well fast-track the youngster’s progress on the pitch.
Of late, a number of stars such as Mason Mount, Harry Wilson, and Tammy Abraham made their names in the lower divisions before returning to the Premier League. There is no reason why Garner cannot do the same.