Nottingham Forest have informed Dean Henderson that they want to sign him on a permanent basis after the club secured their Premier League status. The 26-year-old has two years to run on his deal at Manchester United with the option of another 12 months and he would be unwilling to return unless he’s first choice. The England international was furious with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for reneging on a promise to make him no.1 in 2020, following his decision to sign a new long-term deal.
Henderson had impressed at Forest before suffering a thigh injury, which ruled him out for the season and saw the club sign Keylor Navas on a short-term deal. Erik ten Hag spoke to Henderson in January about returning, but the club have now decided to sign him, with the club willing to pay £30m for the England ace.
Manchester United have doubts over David De Gea’s future at the club and may not sanction Henderson’s departure until the Spaniard’s contract situation is resolved. De Gea is out of contract at the end of the season, though talks over a new deal are said to be advanced. Nevertheless, De Gea has been given no assurances over remaining first choice after a number of mistakes this term.