Nottingham Forest have agreed on a deal to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on loan for the 2022/23 Premier League campaign.
According to The Athletic, the deal is now subject to the England stopper passing a medical.
Henderson has failed in his quest to oust David de Gea as United’s number one stopper.
He managed just five appearances in all competitions; with United making early exits in both domestic cup competitions.
The man with one England cap is desperate to play regularly at a time when England are finalising their World Cup squad.
Henderson was named in the group for Euro 2020 which took place last summer but had to pull out through injury.
The 25-year-old will hope that a strong spell at Forest can see him oust Nick Pope as Gareth Southgate’s third-choice stopper.
Forest have moved quickly to tie down Henderson with Brice Samba unwilling to sign a new contract.
The 28-year-old was an integral part of the Reds’ team last season and helped them win promotion.
Following the dream season, however, Samba has refused a new deal and looks likely to join Lens during the transfer window.
Henderson has made 29 appearances for United in total but he really caught the eye at Sheffield United.
He spent two seasons on loan at Bramall Lane and was excellent for them in both the Championship and the Premier League.
During his time at the club, he received praise from Sander Berge. He called the player ‘insane’ back in March 2020.
Forest agreed on Henderson deal and this is sound business
Steve Cooper will be delighted to get this one over the line.
Henderson is an established goalkeeper and he arrives at Forest with 49 appearances in the Premier League already under his belt.
Now, it’s up to him to prove United wrong.
He will be desperate to go to the World Cup and he has 16 Premier League games to impress in before then.
Forest would have dearly loved a clause that allows them to buy Henderson.
The club has been burned before when it comes to loan players and there is a sense of deja vu here.
If Henderson keeps Forest up, however, they should be in a nice position to attract another keeper – even if United decide to stick with the 25-year-old.