Manchester United have got their wish regarding Dean Henderson and his pending loan move to Nottingham Forest.
The Red Devils were happy to let the 25-year-old head to the City Ground but Forest wanted an option to purchase.
United weren’t keen on that and requested that it be removed from the deal.
Now, the clause isn’t included but Henderson has edged closer to completing his move to Forest, according to The Express.
The Reds have been stung with loan deals before.
A prime example is Djed Spence. Forest chose not to include an option in his loan and watched on as he was integral in their promotion-winning campaign.
Now, there could be a sense of deja vu from a Forest perspective.
United will loan their player out and if he does well they can take him back next season and have him compete for the number one jersey.
Still, in the here and now, this looks like a stunning addition.
Henderson has played for England and given his age, he looks like a player who could become the number one for his country.
With the World Cup on the horizon, he will be desperate to do well for Forest.
Interestingly, he has the potential to play every game between the start of the season and the World Cup.
Forest don’t face United in the Premier League before the winter break and that’s good news for Henderson.
Manchester United get Henderson wish but Forest can still be pleased
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It certainly wasn’t through a lack of trying for the Reds who were desperate to get an option to buy Henderson included.
Ultimately, this is what happens when you’re competing to sign players who are a step up in quality.
Henderson still represents a remarkable coup for Forest.
They are set to add one of the country’s finest goalkeepers and a player who will have a big point to prove.
Last year was a frustrating one for the United man. He played just five times and that simply won’t do.
Forest will hand him the platform to play 36 games if he stays fit and he will surely relish that opportunity.