According to The Athletic, Nottingham Forest has identified Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson as a priority signing for the summer transfer season.
The 26-year-old was on loan with Steve Cooper’s team during the 2022/23 season. Before suffering a thigh injury in January, he had a great first half of the season.
Henderson was unable to recover from the setback for the rest of the season. He had surgery in May, but he is expected to be ready for the start of preseason.
After the devotion demonstrated by the United graduate last season, Forest’s hierarchy is now said to be convinced about signing Henderson on a long-term agreement.
Henderson chose to transfer from the north-west to Nottingham despite being on a season-long loan, which is one of the reasons Forest wants him back permanently.
Currently, United wants £25 million to get rid of Henderson. Forest is hesitant to pay the amount since he would earn roughly £90,000 per week.
Manchester United should sell Henderson for a fair price.
Henderson was anxious to go on loan from Manchester United last summer. Before manager Erik ten Hag took over, the England international secured a temporary exit.
The goalkeeper went on to criticize the club, stating he was treated like a “caged animal.” He went on to say that spending 12 months on the bench was “criminal.”
After such remarks, he is unlikely to have a future at Old Trafford. United will almost certainly sanction his transfer, but he should not be allowed to depart on the cheap this summer.
Henderson would be a steal at £25 million. Forest should not be given another discount by United. They should sit back and wait for other clubs to enter the race.