Nottingham Forest view Dean Henderson as their number one target in the summer and Manchester United are set to sell him, according to Football Transfers.

The 25-year-old has made 20 appearances for the Reds during 2021/22. Currently, he’s injured his thigh, however, and it remains to be seen whether or not he will play again this season.

Henderson was a stellar signing made by Forest in the summer. The Reds identified him as a replacement for Brice Samba as soon as it became clear he wanted to go back to France.

United will sell Henderson
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United were keen to let Henderson go out and loan and they were happy to let him join Forest. However, there wasn’t an option to sign him included in the deal and the Reds will have to enter negotiations.

Now, the Red Devils are keen to sell him in the summer. United owe a lot of money due to transfers and will need to offload if they’re to recruit any new players ahead of next season.

Henderson has been in fine form for the Reds. He’s won the team several points and earlier in the season he saved penalties from Declan Rice and Harry Kane.

Forest will definitely need to sign another goalkeeper in the summer. Henderson and Keylor Navas are only on loan, whilst Wayne Hennessey is largely viewed as a backup option.

Sheffield United star Sander Berge has previously lauded Henderson. He called him ‘insane’ during his time at Bramall Lane and now the goalkeeper has kicked on.

Forest view Henderson as number one target and United will sell him

This is rather big news from a Forest perspective. Ultimately they will face competition for his signature though and they will have to start negotiations with United quickly.

One thing holding Forest back right now is their Premier League status. The Reds don’t know what division they will be in just yet next season and until that’s confirmed they can’t enter talks.

United will sell Henderson
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Henderson would be a quality addition. With United needing to sell some players, it seems unlikely that they will be wanting to sell him for a groundbreaking amount either.

The talented performer would likely welcome the chance to join Forest on a permanent deal. If he does, it would give the Reds a really good start to next season and tie down a goalkeeper with his best years ahead of him.

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