Morecombe boss Derek Adams has told The Visitor how on-loan fullback George Tanner may leave this month amid interest from Derby County and Blackburn Rovers.

Derby and Rovers are among several clubs who have enquired about Tanner.

The 20-year-old Manchester United player is currently on a season-long loan deal at Morecombe where he has featured in over 20 League Two games this season.

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Adams, however, says United have a recall option on the player and there is speculation of the Premier League club doing that to allow for a sale this month.

George has a recall in his contract, so they (United) can do that in January – which they might do. We’ve obviously got him on a season-long loan in that respect, so that’s the situation.

Tanner’s contract at United expires at the end of the current campaign.

 

The Red Devils would no doubt benefit from bringing him back to Old Trafford now to allow for a sale this month rather than lose him for free next summer.

Tanner started his career as a forward. However, upon breaking into United’s U18 side, he switched to fullback and later signed a professional contract in January 2018.

Derby and Blackburn are likely looking at him as an option for their U23 sides.

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The Rams currently boast one of the best youth teams in England. Their U18 side won the Premier League Trophy last season, while the U23s top the league.

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