Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dean Henderson is set for crunch talks with Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag. According to the Daily Express, the Reds stopper is set for showdown talks as he discovers his Old Trafford fate.

David de Gea has been in wonderful form during the 2022/23 campaign. As a result, the Dutch manager is set to hand him a new contract at the club.

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That could be bad news for Henderson. The 25-year-old is unlikely to want to be playing second fiddle again after playing regularly for Forest during the current season.

The man with one England cap to his name was the first-choice stopper. He lost that place when he picked up a thigh injury against Leicester and Keylor Navas has now come into the club.

The Costa Rica international is only a short-term fix, however. He won’t be at Forest next season and Steve Cooper would dearly love to make Henderson his number one.

That would depend on Forest surviving in the Premier League. If they can achieve that in the coming months, the Reds might find themselves making a bid for the United star.

Forest goalkeeper Henderson set for crunch talks with United

It’s claimed that the player’s representatives will be sitting down with Ten Hag next week. Forest will definitely be keeping tabs on that particular meeting as a decision is made on his future.

The Reds have seen some fine performances from Henderson. He has saved penalties from Declan Rice and Harry Kane, whilst his save from Virgil van Dijk was outstanding in the 1-0 win over Liverpool.

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Henderson is unlikely to come cheap. With United valuing him highly and the player still having bags of potential as a goalkeeper, Forest would likely need to part with a substantial fee.

If the Reds stay up, they will need a quality goalkeeper though. Henderson fits that bill and Forest will hope that United make the decision to sell him in the summer.

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