Nottingham Forest Pursues Permanent Deal for Manchester United Goalkeeper Dean Henderson

June 7, 2023 11:20 am

Nottingham Forest has expressed a strong desire to secure the services of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on a permanent basis. The 26-year-old, who represents the English national team, had a fruitful loan spell at the City Ground last season, participating in 20 matches across various competitions. Unfortunately, his campaign was cut short in January due to a thigh injury.

Following a successful fight to avoid relegation during the final stages of the Premier League season, Forest is eager to solidify Henderson’s place in their squad and is expected to initiate talks with Manchester United in the coming days. Presently, Henderson remains contracted to Old Trafford until the summer of 2025, with an additional one-year extension option at his disposal. Follow your favourite Premier League team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet

Meanwhile, the future of Manchester United’s current goalkeeper, David De Gea, remains uncertain. De Gea’s contract is set to expire this summer, and as of yet, no new agreement has been finalized. While manager Erik ten Hag has consistently expressed his support for De Gea, he has refrained from guaranteeing the Spanish shot-stopper the position of the club’s primary goalkeeper for the upcoming season. Consequently, United is actively conducting thorough assessments of alternative goalkeeping options, including Porto’s talented Diogo Costa.

Additionally, Manchester United is actively pursuing the acquisition of a central defender in this transfer window. The club has displayed long-standing interest in Napoli’s highly regarded defender Kim Min-Jae, who possesses a release clause of £45 million. As Ten Hag contemplates the future, he has stated that captain Harry Maguire will need to make a decision regarding his own path.

Given Manchester United’s intention to reinforce their defense, it is likely that the playing time available to England international Henderson will be further limited, considering he started in just eight Premier League matches last season. Moreover, the futures of Fred, Anthony Martial, and Scott McTominay hang in the balance, with the club open to entertaining offers for the trio if they do not fit into Ten Hag’s long-term vision for the team. Get all the latest updates from the Premier League only on Nextbet Sports.