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Southampton is leading the race to sign this Manchester United player

By Harry Smith

Southampton is leading the race to sign this Manchester United player

The club is willing to sell him permanently despite him being one o the best youngsters in recent years

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Casemiro’s deal aside, Manchester United is trying to sell players as soon as possible after Erik ten Hag has told the board that he believes the current squad is too long and a lot of players aren’t good enough for the club. Also, he is trying to push young academy players on loan deals so they can gain more experience and come back in the future.

Some players on their way out are Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe, Amad Diallo, and James Garner. Surprisingly, this last one isn’t loan-listed, but he is on the transfer list after the club’s sporting director John Murtough, decided to sell him to get some money in exchange that could be used for Rabiot’s deal, but after it collapsed, then it could help the Casemiro transfer.

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Today it was reported by one of Old Trafford’s closest sources Samuel Luckhurst, that Southampton is the best-positioned team to sign the young midfielder ahead of Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, and Everton. According to Luckhurst, Garner is valued at £15-£20 million and the Saints are willing to pay that amount.

Forest looked like the ideal team for the 21-year-old, who has spent the last year and a half on loan with them. He even was a crucial part of the team last season helping them secure the promotion to the Premier League before returning to Manchester United. The Tricky Trees are closing the signing of Wolves’ Morgan Gibbs-White for a fee of £35 million plus add-ons.

The Red Devils might regret selling him

Even though it looks like James Garner doesn’t count to Erik ten Hag, after not playing him in any match yet this season, it would be better to just loan him out one more year to a Premier League team so he can get used to the league and come back a better player. If they end up selling him to Soton, they should add a buy-back clause just in case they regret this decision.

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