Man United are in discussions over a new contract for midfielder James Garner.
Credit where it’s due, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term plan for Manchester United is a positive one. The Baby Faced Assassin has placed plenty of trust in youth, while making several signings with one eye on the future.
Perhaps one player who I thought would’ve already made his first-team breakthrough is James Garner. The midfielder, who is highly talented, spent last season on loan with Nottingham Forest, where he greatly impressed.
Sadly for Garner, United are well-stacked in midfield, meaning minutes have been hard to come by. However, that doesn’t change United’s overall positive thoughts about the 20-year-old.
According to Football Insider, United’s Garner plan involves handing him new terms. Apparently, the Reds have opened contract talks with someone they view as an ‘exceptional young talent’.
Garner’s current contract is winding down, with it expiring in less than twelve months time, which would explain why United want to ensure new terms are agreed upon as quickly as possible.
Following that, another loan move will likely take place, with several clubs interested in taking Garner for the 2021/22 campaign.
Although no clubs are named directly, I’d like to think that Garner could potentially be playing in the Premier League next season. That experience in England’s first-tier would do him the world of good, before coming back to Old Trafford with a point to prove next summer.
As of right now, the likes of Donny van de Beek, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay stands in Garner’s way. Don’t forget this young man is still a relative baby in footballing terms and time is definitely on his side.
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