By Pranav Shahaney

20th Aug, 2022 | 9:55pm

Leeds United unwilling to pay £14m for Manchester United midfielder James Garner

Leeds United, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly not looking to meet Manchester United’s valuation of James Garner.

According to the Sun, the Old Trafford outfit are demanding £14million for the 21-year-old who has been loaned out thrice thus far.

They’re willing to part ways with the Englishman on a permanent basis this summer, despite turning down offers this summer.

Aston Villa and Newcastle are the other clubs interested in signing him.

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Leeds have signed two central midfielders and an attacking midfielder this summer so they’re pretty well stacked in the middle of the park.

It has been a crisis position for them over the last two summers, but Victor Orta has ensured that the manager now has the tools to work with.

Garner would’ve been a good and welcome addition had the club not signed Tyler Adams or Marc Roca, but now with both at Elland Road, the 21-year-old may not even be a regular.

Even if he was willing to be a backup to either, Leeds have more pressing issues in other areas of the pitch and Marsch would be hoping that the club are prioritising that over another midfielder.

A new striker and left-back are the need of the hour and if they have the money to sign a player like Garner, there are no excuses but to strengthen those areas as well.

The next few days are key as they cannot afford it to go to another deadline day saga with them ending up panic buying and overpaying for targets they should’ve secured long ago.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites could make a final push for an international striker after he was left out of his side’s matchday squad over the weekend.