Manchester United midfielder James Garner not interested in Tottenham transfer - Fabrizio Romano
Manchester United midfielder James Garner isn’t interested in a move to Tottenham but could leave before the window closes, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The England under-21 midfielder spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest and helped them to earn promotion to the Premier League, but returned to Old Trafford pre-season with new boss Erik Ten Hag.
But after injury in pre-season and barely featuring, the club are now willing to let him leave permanently to raise funds. Tottenham, Everton, Leicester and Southampton have been linked and Romano told United We Stand’s Youtube channel that the north London club aren’t interesting him.
“I think this week will be clarified for what happens with Garner,” he said.
“It could be an option for him to leave on a permanent deal. There are rumours about Tottenham, but Garner is looking at other options.”
It’s very clear that Garner is prioritising regular first-team football and while he wanted to try his luck at Manchester United having come through the academy, he wants guarantees.
Tottenham already have Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Yves Bissouma and Oliver Skipp as central midfield options and Garner is unlikely to break into that setup on a regular basis.
A move to Leicester, Southampton or Everton is far more likely to end with first-team football and at his age that is essential for his development, and he has proven to be ready for Premier League football.
With a reported asking price of around £15m he would be a real bargain in this transfer window for someone and can bring plenty of qualities with his passing, energy and goal threat from a deeper position.
Regular minutes is likely to be the real difference maker in getting a deal done for the player, but Spur won’t be too upset about missing out considering their current options.
In other Manchester United news, the club are interested in signing Moises Caicedo from Brighton