Transfer guru Dean Jones has told Football League World that Nottingham Forest could land James Garner in the summer.

The Manchester United midfielder has been on loan at the City Ground for the last 18 months and has become a fan favourite.

During 2021/22 he’s been instrumental in Forest’s climb up the Championship table, scoring four goals and claiming seven assists in 39 games for the club.

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Garner is highly-rated at Old Trafford. He signed a new contract prior to joining Forest and it has been claimed he’ll get a chance next season.

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United are eyeing a move for a midfielder though; with Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemens on the radar, according to the Daily Star.

That could leave Garner struggling for game time again and Jones thinks the midfielder will want to play again next season.

He told Football League World: “Garner’s having a great time this season and he doesn’t want to be on the fringes anywhere else at the moment.

“He’s showed his value and he wants to kick on next season and be a big part of a team whoever that is.

“Who knows, it could yet be Forest.”

Signing Garner for third spell would be statement by Forest

The young United talent has lit up the City Ground during his second spell in the Garibaldi. He’s improved on last season and looks like becoming a real star of the future.

At 21-years-old he has bags of time on his side. Naturally he’s a signing that ticks a lot of boxes for Steve Cooper and for Forest.

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Garner appears to have enjoyed playing for the Reds. He’s playing the best football of his life and he will have been hoping to catch United’s eye.

It’s a shame that he could get overlooked in the wake of a stellar signing waltzing into Old Trafford during the summer.

However, if that helps Forest sign him again, then there won’t be too many Reds supporters bemoaning United’s transfer policy.

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