Chelsea are now want to sign Nottingham Forest loan star Dean Henderson during the summer transfer window. The Reds will try and make their loan deal permanent if they stay up; whilst Tottenham are also considering a move for the player
According to Football Insider, the Blues are now firmly in the mix to try and land him. They currently have Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga but they’re keen to try and enhance their goalkeeping options.
Henderson signed for the Reds during the summer as Steve Cooper reshuffled his squad. Forest had to think quickly, with Brice Samba expressing a desire to return to France and subsequently signing for Lens.
The talented goalkeeper has one cap to his name for the England national team and he’s a brilliant stopper. Henderson has made 20 appearances for the Reds, keeping six clean sheets for the club and saving penalties from Declan Rice and Harry Kane.
Disaster struck Henderson during a game against Leicester on January 14th. He tore his thigh muscle taking a routine goal-kick and hasn’t played for the Reds since, with Keylor Navas deputising.
It would appear that Forest still thinks a lot of Henderson, however. Now, they’re plotting to make a permanent push to sign him provided they retain their status as a Premier League club.
The goalkeeper would be an incredible signing from a Forest perspective. When he was at Sheffield United, Sander Berge called him ‘insane’ for his heroics at Bramall Lane.
Chelsea now want Forest-linked Henderson
The United goalkeeper was openly critical of how the Red Devils treated him last season. It was a frustrating campaign for the player who was seemingly promised football but played second fiddle all season.
Henderson has enjoyed himself at Forest. He won’t be enjoying the club’s current form whilst he sits out injured and he will be determined to get himself fit before the end of the season.
The man with one England cap to his name has really taken to life at Forest, but that might not be quite enough.
Chelsea are a club that will likely compete in Europe next season. Along with Tottenham, they will provide a significant threat to Forest and their chances of landing Henderson.