Dean Henderson, the Manchester United goalkeeper, is close to signing a permanent contract with Nottingham Forest this summer.
Last summer, the 26-year-old joined Steve Cooper’s team on loan. He made the decision prior to the arrival of Erik ten Hag.
Henderson had a successful season until he suffered a thigh injury in mid-January, which forced him to miss the rest of the season.
The United graduate has just undergone surgery for the same issue, but he is expected to be ready for preseason.
Romano has disclosed to The United Stand that the shot-stopper is getting closer to a permanent move.
“This is close,” he stated of the transfer to Nottingham Forest. This has been discussed for two or three weeks between Nottingham Forest, Manchester United, and the player’s agents.”
“The player wishes to go. Manchester United wants to accept that proposition, therefore I believe it’s just a matter of time before the final details are worked out and Dean Henderson has a real opportunity to join Nottingham Forest. It hasn’t been completed yet, but it could be very soon.
“I believe this is a good opportunity for United to profit as well.”
Henderson has the right to leave United.
Henderson is highly regarded at United, but the Englishman has shown signs of impatience.
He had the opportunity to impress Ten Hag but instead chose to join Forest on a season-long loan.
Henderson stated shortly after signing for them that he felt like a ‘caged animal’ and that it was ‘criminal’ for him to spend a full season on the bench behind David de Gea.
Following those remarks, it seems unlikely that he will return to United. A summer sale is a correct move, but United should not allow him to leave on the cheap.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Forest might strike a £30 million agreement. United, in our opinion, should also propose extra performance add-ons.