Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Dean Henderson this summer, and now a new update has emerged on the club’s progress in completing the move for the player.
According to The Daily Mail, Nottingham Forest are close to securing a deal for Manchester United goalkeeper Henderson this summer.
As per the report, Forest made the move for the ‘keeper after Brice Samba’s future at the club has been put in doubt, and Manchester United are currently finalising the details with the newly-promoted club to complete a season-long loan deal.
Both parties are keen to get the deal done this week.
Steve Cooper will love the fact that the club are acquiring players with Premier League experience to help them in their long-awaited return to the top flight, and it will definitely take the pressure off the manager in regards to Samba’s future.
Henderson has made no secret about his desire to leave Manchester United, something he expressed to the club back in January and he will surely be thrilled to get the move as his game-time has dwindled over the last season following David de Gea’s impressive form at Old Trafford.
The £120k-per-week monster who was hailed “insane” by Sander Berge, has only made five appearances in all competitions this season, including two Premier League appearances, so it is no wonder that the young keeper wants to move on to get first-team football, something Forest will be capable of providing.
Despite his snub at Manchester United this season, Henderson has proven he is more than capable of being a reliable stopper for Forest next season when you look at the opportunities where he has had a consistent run of form.
In 2020/21, he kept 13 clean sheets in 26 appearances for the Red Devils leading to a second-place finish and played a huge part in Sheffield United’s promotion to the Premier League in 2019 after conceding the joint-fewest goals in the Championship when he was on loan at the club.
With that being said, the signing of Henderson will be a major coup for Cooper and can offer invaluable experience that gives Nottingham Forest a great shot in the Premier League next season.