Nottingham Forest have agreed personal terms with Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson over a summer loan move, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: New goalkeeper needed?
Steve Cooper and his players may still be flying after securing promotion to the Premier League, but there are possible issues arising in the transfer market.
Goalkeeping hero Brice Samba could leave the City Ground after failing to agree a new contract, which could be a huge loss given his influence between the sticks last season. The 25-year-old conceded just 38 goals in 43 league games, racking up 15 clean sheets along the way (Transfermarkt).
Henderson is someone who has been earmarked as a potential replacement, and a crucial update has emerged regarding the situation.
The Latest: Romano drops Henderson claim
Taking to Twitter, Romano claimed that a move to Forest for the United goalkeeper was edging closer to being completed, with a loan move in the offing.
The journalist revealed:
“Manchester United and Nottingham Forest, confident to get Dean Henderson loan deal done this week. Talks in progress, personal terms agreed.”
The Verdict: Ideal Samba replacement
Should Samba move on, Henderson would be a superb option to come in as his replacement, considering that he has already impressed for United and won one cap for England. He was even described as ‘insane’ by Sander Berge during a loan spell with Sheffield United in 2019/20.
Will Forest stay in the Premier League?
The 25-year-old hasn’t been earning regular football at Old Trafford because of David De Gea’s form and isn’t likely to displace the Spaniard any time soon, so it would suit all parties for him to move to the City Ground on a temporary basis.
Henderson is young, confident and hungry to prove himself, especially with the World Cup looming this November, so his prospective capture would be exciting for Forest.
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