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This Manchester United Academy player is close to joining a Premier League team

By Harry Smith

This Manchester United Academy player is close to joining a Premier League team

James Garner could be joining Frank Lampard at Goodison Park

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Everton are currently the favorites to sign James Garner as they are getting closer to reaching an agreement with Manchester United on a permanent deal, not a loan, as per Fabrizio Romano. The Red Devils have been asking for £15 million these final weeks of the transfer window, and the Toffees are getting close to that fee.

The Italian reporter said on his Twitter account that there are other three Premier League clubs making an offer too, but the Merseyside club is leading the race ahead of them. Simon Stone from BBC Sport reported that Leicester City and Southampton were other clubs very keen on signing the young midfielder this week.

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A lot of Manchester United supporters were surprised by the fact that both Erik ten Hag and the club’s board were willing to sell one of their most promising Academy players in recent years like James Garner. He has spent the last two years on loan at Nottingham Forest, where he was a big part of them getting promoted to the Premier League.

If he doesn’t feature in the new manager’s plans for this season, then a loan deal to a Premier League club would have been a smarter move. That way he could return next summer with some experience at the best league in the world, and if Erik ten Hag still wouldn’t want him, they could sell him for more money.

Just a matter of time

Laurie Whitwell and Patrick Boyland from The Athletic, have both come out and reported that Manchester United are holding out for £15, but Everton are still offering a little bit less than that. However, the Toffees could make a new bid in the next couple of hours that could rise to the £15 previously asked by the Red Devils with add-ons included.


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