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Merseysiders in conversations with Manchester United for 21-year-old midfielder

James Garner during his loan spell at Watford. (GETTY Images)
James Garner during his loan spell at Watford. (GETTY Images)

Everton in conversations with Manchester United for 21-year-old midfielder James Garner

Manchester United and Everton are in discussions for the transfer of James Garner this transfer window, according to The Athletic (Subscription Required).

A number of Premier League clubs are after the Red Devil this summer as the 21-year-old looks to be out of favour at United. Southampton, Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur have an eye on the England U21 international.

Frank Lampard is looking to bolster his side with Dele Alli close to leaving the Merseysiders. They have eyes on different targets, Garner being one of them.

Everton are in discussions with Manchester United for James Garner.
Everton are in discussions with Manchester United for James Garner. (Photo by NIGEL RODDIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The Manchester-based club are holding out for £14million for the 21-year-old. The midfielder impressed at Nottingham Forest last season, helping the Tricky Trees in their bid to Premier League promotion.

Forest manager Steve Cooper used Garner in multiple positions, primarily as a defensive midfielder. The United academy graduate was a key member of the West Bridgford side.

During pre-season, Garner was hardly given any minutes. A slight injury hampered his opportunities. Now, the 21-year-old seems set to leave his boyhood club. The England U21 international hasn’t featured for United this season. He was left out of the squad in the 2-1 win over Liverpool.

Scott McTominay and Fred have been criticised by Manchester United fans.
Scott McTominay and Fred have been criticised by Manchester United fans. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Red Devils struggled at the start of the new campaign. We lost against Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford. The whole team was under the microscope. Midfielders Fred and Scott McTominay were criticised by fans for their performances.

Erik ten Hag’s squad evidently hasn’t been reinforced properly. United lost important players like Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic this summer.

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Garner was one of the best midfielders in the Championship last season. Fans would have liked the 21-year-old to get an opportunity over some of our other players. However, it seems the academy graduate is on his way out.

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