Manchester United are planning to enter the race for Eduardo Camavinga – and that might just be music to the ears of Nottingham Forest.
According to the Daily Mail, the Red Devils are eyeing a swoop for the Rennes wonderkid. He’s also been linked with a move to Arsenal during the transfer window.
The Ligue 1 outfit value their player at £86 million. He does have just 12 months to run on his contract, however, with that sum seeming ambitious.
United eyeing a midfielder could provide positive news for Forest. The Reds are keen to re-sign James Garner on loan after his strong showing during the second half of last season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to utilise the youngster in his pre-season plans. Following that, he is likely to make a decision on what the future holds for the 20-year-old.
Forest won’t be the only club interested in him. Rangers, Brighton and Norwich are all reportedly keen, with other suitors likely to emerge.
United must weigh up their decision carefully though. At the aforementioned clubs, his game time could be sporadic.
At Forest, however, he would be a regular in the team and could feasibly play around 40 games in the first team.
Can Forest re-sign Garner?
It doesn’t look completely impossible. Certainly if United can get a deal for Camavinga over the line, the chances would increase.
The 18-year-old is one of the brightest young talents in world football. As a result, he wouldn’t be checking in to sit on the bench.
That doesn’t necessarily mean Garner will return to Forest for definite. It does, however, give the club a really strong chance of getting him back.
The youngster found the net four times for Forest. He was largely impressive for the Reds, with his passing radar sensational at times.
United were thought to be happy with how Forest, and Chris Hughton, handled him during his time on Trentside.
That can only bode well and the Reds would dearly love to have him back in their team next season.
With that in mind, Forest fans will be crossing their fingers and toes that United can complete their deal to sign Camavinga in the coming weeks.