Nottingham Forest are set to complete the signing of James Garner on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season, according to Football Insider.
The central midfielder has seen his loan with Watford terminated and it seems as though the Reds have beaten off QPR for his signature.
Garner has featured 20 times for the Hornets this season, starting 12 games for the promotion chasers.
He has been a victim of Xisco Munez’s squad cull, however, and was told he could leave for a new club in the last few days.
Forest are in need of a midfielder after losing Jack Colback, Ryan Yates and Harry Arter to injury.
Bournemouth maestro Dan Gosling declined to move to Forest earlier this week, choosing to fight for his Cherries place instead.
The report claims that Garner will arrive in Nottingham to undergo a medical this morning.
The United graduate will check-in at the City Ground and provide some youthful exuberance in the middle of the park.
He is 19 and will join the club on loan from the Red Devils where he has worked his way through the youth ranks.
Interestingly he has made seven appearances for United, with his last coming in a 3-0 win over Colchester United back in December 2019.
Garner typically plays a more conventional central midfield role but he is capable of operating just in front of a back four too.
Will Garner be a decent addition?
Only time will tell but it seems as though Forest could do a lot worse.
When Gosling was linked earlier in the week, the Reds supporters claimed he was too old and the team needed some energy in the way of younger talents.
Garner will provide that and he can play a bit too.
He’s made countless appearances for various United youth teams and will undoubtedly want to prove a point to Watford.
Signing an energetic youngster ahead of a big run-in could prove to be a good piece of business by Chris Hughton.