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Nottingham Forest handed James Garner transfer boost

Nottingham Forest have been handed a boost to their chances of bringing James Garner back to The City Ground this summer.

What’s the talk?

In a recent interview with the Manchester United website, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed that he is hoping a number of the club’s youngsters will be able to secure loan deals ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

This could include James Garner, with Forest believed to be extremely interested in resigning the central midfielder in the summer transfer window, should he be available on the market, following a highly impressive loan spell at the club last season.

Will Garner come back to Forest this summer?





Hughton will be delighted

If it can be assumed that Garner is indeed included in the players whom Solskjaer is referring to in his comments, it would very much appear to be a significant boost to Forest’s chances of landing the midfielder once again this summer, something that will undoubtedly delight Chris Hughton.

Indeed, it is clear to see why the 62-year-old is so eager to secure a further season of Garner at The City Ground this summer, with the 20-year-old having consistently turned in fantastic performances while on loan at the club last time out.

Over his 20 Championship appearances for Forest last term, the £3.6m-rated man scored four goals, as well as taking an average of 1.6 shots and making 1.1 key passes per game.

The United starlet also impressed in more typical central midfielder metrics, making an average of two tackles, 1.7 interceptions and 1.2 clearances per league fixture.

These returns saw the man Fred dubbed an “incredible” player earn a seasonal WhoScored match rating of 6.98, ranking him as Forest’s best performer in the second tier of English football.

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As such, with Hughton undoubtedly hoping to improve on the Garibaldi’s disappointing 17th place Championship finish last season in their upcoming campaign, the addition of Garner would very much appear to be a boost to the 62-year-old’s chances of going on to achieve this feat.

And, following Solskjaer’s latest comments, a deal could well be there to be done for Forest this summer, an outcome that would be fantastic news for everyone involved with the club.

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