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Nottingham Forest: Cooper given boost in Garner transfer update

Nottingham Forest have qualified for the Championship play-off finals and could potentially secure Premier League promotion, with a new transfer update emerging on one of their most influential players in the team.

What’s the latest?

According to Manchester Evening News, Manchester United youngster, James Garner will be assessed this summer by new manager Erik ten Hag and it will be his decision if he wants to give the midfielder a chance at Old Trafford.

However, the report does give hope to his current loan club, as they claim to understand that there is a chance that Garner will be loaned out again.

A dream in the Premier League

If Forest were to get promoted back into the Premier League for the first time since 1999 it would be an incredible coup for the club to secure another season-long loan deal for Garner which would benefit the player, the club and Manchester United.

Another loan deal would be advantageous if Cooper can secure a deal for the player and gain promotion as he would not only get further development from guaranteed first-team football at the club but Premier League experience that would be hugely beneficial to Man United, in the long run, to see how he can perform at the highest level.

Should Forest sign James Garner again?

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All of these advantages should put Forest in a good position to keep Garner next season and when you consider his output this season in the Championship and the positive influence he has had in the centre of the pitch, he would clearly be a huge loss to the team.

The £6.3m-rated midfielder who was hailed “magic” and a “threat” by MEN journalist George Smith, has scored four goals and eight assists, creating seven big chances and making 2.0 key passes.

He’s also thrived defensively, producing 1.8 tackles and 1.4 interceptions and winning the majority of his ground and aerial fuels combined (58%), proving he is effective in multiple facets of play.

With that being said, it would be a great opportunity for Forest if they can keep one of their most consistent players for another season whether they earn promotion or remain in the Championship.

Either way, they now look in a better good position to land Garner if Ten Hag decides to let him go back on loan next season.

AND in other news: Forget Samba: Forest’s “unbelievable” brute who won 12 duels was Cooper’s unsung hero

Article title: Nottingham Forest: Cooper given boost in Garner transfer update

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