A further update on the status of Nottingham Forest target Dean Henderson has been issued.
Romano said: “Dean Henderson deal update. Talks in progress also today between Man United and Nottingham Forest, no agreement yet on buy option clause value so it could be removed. Deal could be completed on simple loan. Work in progress.”
Under the tutelage of Steve Cooper, Henderson could well rejuvenate his career and take influence from James Garner, who has enjoyed an emphatic couple of seasons at the City Ground.
Whilst there is a slight twist in the buy-out fee, a simple loan, as Romano puts it, may be the Englishman’s best option.
That is, of course, when you consider the competition for the number one spot at Forest, given Samba’s emphatic efforts between the sticks throughout their Championship promotion campaign.
Rather appallingly, Henderson made just three appearances for the United first team in all competitions, with his most notable performance coming in the Champions League game in the 1-1 draw against BSC Young Boys, and even then – having acquired a save percentage of 75% – was only given 68 minutes on the pitch before third choice Tom Heaton replaced him.
Forest may well be in for a real scrap in their bid to renew their Premier League status this season, and a goalkeeper who understands what it takes to avoid relegation, as well as one that will be hungry to prove a point, may well help to get the Tricky Trees over the line.
This is a fantastic deal and Romano’s latest update points in all the right directions for Cooper and co who will no doubt love to sign the stopper.