Some Sunderland supporters would rather play one of their own than sign James Garner from Manchester United.
Sunderland are among the clubs being credited with an interest in the Manchester United midfielder likened to one of his predecessors - and the current Red Devils assistant, Michael Carrick - ahead of the January transfer window (The Sun).
Garner made his full Manchester United debut against Partizan Belgrade on Thursday, following a cameo against Crystal Palace last season, and is also said to have interest from Preston North End and Wigan Athletic.
But despite his growing profile, the following Sunderland fans are clamouring for a player who's been starring in League Two instead - the Mackems-owned Ethan Robson.
I'd have Robson back in Jan , keep him fit he will do well.— StuT (@tenchylad) October 24, 2019
Absolutely, I can only go off what I have seen and when fit he looks good and surely reinvest in your own (if good enough) opposed to other clubs players , if of a similar ilk. Will see but yet again another period of transition for the club.— StuT (@tenchylad) October 24, 2019
I would definitely want him back. I don't mind Dobson, and really hope he does well, but Robson is better. Another example of poor recruitment bringing in lad of similar age, same position, who is no better than lad already at club. #SAFC— Terence Crombie (@Terry94023972) October 24, 2019
I’ve seen him play a few times and he’s been brilliant— JacKP (@pettimore_jack) October 24, 2019
Would rather see Ethan Robson?— john flower (@johnflower1998) October 24, 2019
Seen Garner a few times and looks a real talent but no way should we be bringing in a cm ahead of recalling Robson, even if Mcgeouch leaves. Ideally Power and Robson would be cm pairing.— Rich (@SafcMod) October 24, 2019
The 2 fb areas concern me and I think that's where we need to strengthen if we do. https://t.co/md2weLnvy4
Robson has played seven times for loan club Grimsby Town this season and has scored or made an impressive four goals from Garner's position.
The 23-year-old local product is due to return to Sunderland in January and cannot be recalled before then due to Fifa transfer regulations.
It is claimed that the Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is reluctant to sanction anything other than a temporary move for Garner (The Sun).
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