Leeds are reportedly keen to ambush bitter rivals Manchester United for midfielder James Garner as he remains on loan at Nottingham Forest – and Bruno Fernandes’ ruling must put Leeds on high alert.
Garner, 21, joined Forest on loan in January 2021 and has spent the last 18 months at the club – in that time making 56 appearances across all competitions. He was a rock in midfield and was even involved in 13 goals.
Such a shape caught the attention of Leeds. Phil Hay confirmed on The Athletic that Garner – who has since won two England Under-21 caps – has been mentioned at transfer meetings at Elland Road. He has a contract until 2024.
Fernandes, the Old Trafford favorite, held a question-and-answer session on his Twitter page after signing a new contract with Manchester United. He was asked which player excites him from United academy – and he chose Garner.
Fernandes on Garner: Lots of excitement around Leeds goal
Ask most Nottingham Forest fans and they’ll tell you they’re dying to re-sign him this summer. But the only chance for that seems to be if Forest manages a shock play-off promotion.
But Fernandes’ verdict is exciting. United have plenty of academy stars, lots of players with great potential. So, Fernandes choosing Garner is a real statement in terms of the midfielder.
Leeds are in dire need of a midfielder. They tried to get Brenden Aaronson in January and are expected to return in the summer. But Garner’s signing isn’t just important to fill a gap – it’s also going forward.
Adam Forshaw, Mateusz Klich and Stuart Dallas are all in their thirties. Leeds need to freshen things up and they just can’t pass up a player who’s a decade younger and has huge potential.
Bruno’s claim must put Leeds on red alert and sign Garner.
In other news, Marsch’s interest in a £16million star and 14-assist star for Leeds is very exciting
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/02/fernandes-claim-must-put-leeds-on-red-alert-regarding-manchester-united-star/ Fernande’s claim must have Leeds on high alert over the Manchester United star