According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United youngster George Tanner – currently on loan with League Two strugglers Morecambe – is on the radar of Championship pair Derby County and Blackburn Rovers.

Manchester United youngster George Tanner is on loan with League Two side Morecambe, with his deal with the club set to come to an end at the end of the season. However, with several clubs reported to be taking an interest in his services this winter, it will be interesting to see how his situation with his loan club develops.

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Championship pair Derby County and Blackburn Rovers are said to be interested in signing Tanner this winter. League One side Portsmouth and League Two outfit Salford City have also been linked with a move for the 20-year-old this winter.

Tanner, 20, can play as either a right-back or a left-back. He has made his way through the Manchester United academy and his spell at Morecambe is his first loan spell in professional football. He has played a total of 27 times this season and could be available on a permanent deal this month.

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Tanner’s current contract with Manchester United expires at the end of the campaign and rather than lose him on a free at the end of the season, the Red Devils could allow him to return from his loan spell at Morecambe if a permanent transfer is on the cards.

MLS side New York Red Bulls have also been linked with a move for Tanner this winter as they look to bolster their squad before the start of the MLS season in under two months. With several clubs said keen on Tanner, it waits to be seen if he sees out his loan spell with Morecambe or finds a permanent transfer this month.

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