A shocking revelation has come to light regarding Brice Samba and Nottingham Forest’s pursuit of Manchester United man Dean Henderson.
According to The Sun, it has emerged that Forest offered Samba a new contract on the same terms as his existing deal.
That came despite the 28-year-old proving an instrumental part of Steve Cooper’s promotion-winning team.
Samba saved three penalties during the penalty shootout win over Sheffield United in the play-off semi-final.
He’s been an important player over the last three years and he wanted a contract that reflected his performances.
The Reds star, therefore, rejected the deal and has now stated his intention to leave before his deal expires next summer.
Furthermore, in another blow to Samba, Forest are willing to pay Henderson’s wages in full as he nears a move to the City Ground.
Talks are progressing well between the Reds and United, with the 25-year-old expected to be a Forest player before the season gets underway.
Henderson earns £100,000 a week at Old Trafford and that news is sure to annoy Samba if it’s believed to be true.
It was claimed by The Athletic that Cooper values Samba. However, this revelation is unlikely to go down well and his departure looks inevitable.
Clubs in France are likely to come forward for the current Forest number one. Lens and Nantes have been linked in recent weeks.
Samba departure looks likely but Henderson wage talk seems unbelievable
Following promotion for Forest, Evangelos Marinakis pledged to back Cooper so that he could make the Reds competitive.
Still, forking out the entire £100,000-a-week wage that Henderson is on does seem somewhat hard to believe.
Perhaps United want Forest to do that in order to let them include an option to buy the goalkeeper permanently in the summer.
For Samba, he will feel hurt. He has been fantastic in large for the last three years and he’s unlikely to be demanding anything like the wage that Henderson is on.
It will certainly be interesting to see what happens in the coming weeks. One thing that does look certain is that Samba won’t be a Forest player next season.