Nottingham Forest signs Man Utd midfielder James Garner eager for Brighton striker Glenn Murray as Watford loans end | Football news
Nottingham Forest have signed Manchester United midfielder James Garner and are interested in Brighton striker Glenn Murray after the pair agreed to end their loan deals at Watford.
United confirmed on Saturday that Garner had returned from Watford to join the Nottingham Forest Championship side on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 19-year-old has started 12 Sky Bet Championship games for the Hornets this season, while Murray has only made one league start since arriving in October.
The seasoned striker is also expected to join a new club ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline, and Forest – headed by Chris Hughton, his former manager at Brighton – has also inquired about his situation.
“James is a promising young talent in a central midfielder and this is an area where we have had issues with injuries and missing players in recent weeks,” Hughton said on the Forest club website.
“He ended a good stay at Watford where he gained much needed championship experience and we are confident he will be a valuable asset to us by the end of the season.”
Watford is still hopeful of getting a new signing signed before the deadline – which will likely be a loan.
Meanwhile, Gerard Deulofeu completed a permanent move to Udinese after his initial transfer on a one-season loan in October.
The 26-year-old Spaniard has made 10 Serie A appearances this season for the Serie A club, which is also owned by Watford owner Gino Pozzo.
Deulofeu initially joined Watford in January 2018 on a £ 12.6million contract and scored 17 goals in 70 appearances during his two-and-a-half-year stint at Vicarage Road.
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