Fabrizio Romano has delivered an exciting update on Nottingham Forest and their attempts to sign Dean Henderson. However, it is thought that the deal is currently being held up by Manchester United star David de Gea.

Henderson is Forest’s number one target to fulfil their goalkeeping post. He was on loan at the City Ground last season; making 20 appearances and keeping six clean sheets.

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The 26-year-old picked up a serious thigh injury that ruled him out of action for the second half of the campaign. Still, he was a keen spectator during Forest’s run-in as they attempted to avoid relegation back to the Championship.

Henderson has pretty much burnt his bridges with United. He spoke openly after signing for Forest about false promises during the 2021/22 campaign and it was a pretty scathing assessment of the Red Devils.

Now, Erik ten Hag is prepared to let Henderson leave for Forest on a permanent basis. It’s claimed by Romano, however, that the club want De Gea to sign a new contract with them first.

The Spaniard will see his existing deal expire during the summer. United are hopeful of keeping the 32-year-old though and have offered him fresh terms to stay at Old Trafford.

Romano has delivered Forest update on Henderson

Forest will be absolutely desperate to get this deal over the line. The Reds fan base worshipped Henderson during his time at the club and given his age, he’d be an investment in the future.

Mark Crossley would be chuffed with this deal. He recently called the one-time England player ‘excellent’ and suggested that he’d love to see Forest sign the stopper.

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De Gea looks to hold the aces here. As soon as he signs on the dotted line, things should accelerate with Henderson moving to Forest and hopefully, this won’t drag on.

The Reds will go for quality over quantity this summer, following 22 new signings this time last year. As a result, Henderson would represent an exceptional start to the window and Forest will hope De Gea gets a shift on.

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