Nottingham Forest transfer target Dean Henderson has now reported back to Manchester United to continue his rehabilitation. However, it’s still anticipated that the goalkeeper will transfer to the City Ground this summer.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the stopper has reported to Carrington for further treatment on his thigh injury. It will be the first time that Henderson has come face-to-face with Erik ten Hag since he took over at Old Trafford.

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Henderson spent last season on loan at Forest. He kept six clean sheets in 20 appearances for the club but suffered an injury against Leicester in January that curtailed his 2022/23 campaign.

A spanner has been thrown in the works when it comes to the Reds signing Henderson. Contract talks between United and David de Gea have broken down and the Red Devils are unwilling to let any goalkeepers leave until they’re sorted.

Steve Cooper wants Henderson at Forest. He was instrumental in bringing the England man to Trentside last term and it’s thought that the 26-year-old wants to return to the East Midlands.

United have been linked with a number of goalkeepers. Andre Onana from Inter is thought to be top of the list and Henderson doesn’t want to play second fiddle to anyone next season.

Henderson has reported back to United but Forest transfer still likely

This isn’t really a surprise. Henderson has to continue his rehabilitation somewhere and he is technically still a United player right now.

The fact that Forest are still hopeful of completing the transfer is good news at least. Cooper will be desperate to have some continuity with his defence and Henderson would provide that.

Forest Henderson
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United messed Forest around last summer too. The Reds wanted James Garner but when the Red Devils decided they didn’t want to keep the midfielder, Forest had already landed other midfield targets.

The club will hope to avoid a repeat when it comes to Henderson. As a result, the Reds will hope that this deal doesn’t become a saga and drag on much longer.

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