Nottingham Forest will target a loan return for Manchester United starlet James Garner during the summer transfer window.

According to The Telegraph, it is claimed that Forest want to seal the 20-year-old for a second spell after impressing since signing in January.

United are thought to be happy with the midfielder’s development and are impressed with how Chris Hughton has handled him.

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That bodes well for the Reds and a return to the City Ground would certainly delight the club’s supporters.


Garner has been a revelation since checking in from Old Trafford at the midway point of the campaign.

He has bamboozled opponents with a telepathic passing radar and he’s also weighed in with four goals from the heart of midfield.

It has been previously reported that Norwich, Brighton and Rangers are interested in landing the United man in the summer (The Scottish Sun).

Clearly there are reservations over how much game time he would get at those clubs – with United satisfied with how he’s been treated at Forest.

Garner has made 20 appearances for Forest. His performances have been brilliant and supporters have really taken to him.

With supporters set to be in the ground next season, they’ll relish the chance to see the United youngster in action.

Should Forest return for Garner?

Absolutely they should. The Reds need to do whatever it takes to convince United that Garner’s short-term future is at the City Ground.

As a youngster, Garner hasn’t been perfect by any stretch of the imagination. He’s showcased some real talent in the midfield, however, and Forest could do with him for next season.

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With Samba Sow set to leave and Harry Arter way out of the picture, the Reds will be left short of options.

Ryan Yates and Cafu will be the only central midfielders in the ranks and that simply won’t do.

If another loan deal for Garner can be done quite early this summer, it would represent a massive step in the right direction for Forest and for Hughton.

Would you welcome Garner back at the City Ground?

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