The Bears have set the standards high having conquered the Premiership crown. However, they must maintain the same with the prestigious Champions League football back at Ibrox, and therefore, should keep on strengthening the current setup with new arrivals. According to Steven Beck, a football agent, Rangers want James Garner to bolster themselves in the middle of the park (Stretty News).
The Gers were chasing the Manchester United youngster when he left Watford earlier this year. He was enjoying a loan stint with the Hornets but fell out of favour following Xisco Muñoz’s appointment. An array of outfits were chasing the 20-year-old including Rangers before Nottingham Forest wrapped up a deal for the remainder of the ongoing term.
Beck expects Steven Gerrard to reignite his interest in the upcoming summer window and the midfielder, too, is likely to spend the 2020-21 season out on loan as he is on the radar of a number of top-flight outfits.
“James has put himself in a great position where he’s probably going to have, if he does go out on loan again, the majority of the Championship and I would be amazed if one or two Premier League clubs don’t try and do something. I know Brighton like him, I know Norwich like him. I know Rangers are really keen on him as well.”
Garner, meanwhile, has progressed through the youth ranks of the Red Devils before making his senior debut just over a couple of years ago. He went on to feature 7 times under Ole Gunnar Solskjær and was loaned out last summer to experience regular game-time in the second tier of English football. His progress has been significant in recent months as he scored 3 times so far in 14 appearances (in Forest colours) despite featuring in central midfield or as a double pivot on most occasions.
Why Rangers Should Go For Him
Although Gerrard is blessed to have the likes of Steven Davis, Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield, Joe Aribo and Glen Kamara in the centre of the pitch, Rangers want James Garner to add more flexibility and the creative spark. Also, Jack’s persistent injury problems remain a concern whereas Kamara is being tracked by many European hotshots for his calmness and composure.
Davis will turn 37 next season and the failed loan move of Bongani Zungu suggest why the Light Blues should bring in the United prodigy in order to deal with fixture congestion. Nnamdi Ofoborh has not done enough at Wycombe Wanderers to cement a starting spot and the Bears, thus, should try their luck once more to secure the services of the England youth international.