Nottingham Forest still have a deal in place to complete the signing of Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson. The Reds are prioritising the transfer of the 26-year-old who spent last season on loan at the City Ground.

The one-time England international trained with Manchester United yesterday. However, Graeme Bailey has told Talking Transfers that he still expects Forest to complete the signing of Henderson this summer.

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This will delight the Forest fan base. Since the end of last season, with Premier League survival secured, the faithful have been keeping everything crossed that Henderson returns on a permanent deal.

The situation with David de Gea has recently thrown a spanner in the works. He’s currently out of contract and although he remains in talks with the Red Devils, nothing has been agreed yet.

Naturally, United don’t want Henderson to leave without either a replacement being signed or De Gea agreeing to fresh terms.

Now, an update from 90Min journalist Graeme Bailey should put the minds of the anxious Forest supporters at rest regarding the goalkeeper.

He told Talking Transfers: “Well he has to, he’s contracted to them. Sometimes you just have to do as you’re told. He’s under contract, he’s gone back there and they have to have someone to shoot at in training I guess.

“The deal is in place with Nottingham Forest, so I think it’s only a matter of time before he goes there. He’s just doing as he’s told before he gets his move back to the City Ground.”

Forest still have deal in place to sign Henderson

It has to be said that based on the reports that have been doing the rounds, perhaps this isn’t news. However, with De Gea’s future uncertain, some talk had claimed that Forest might start to look elsewhere.

That doesn’t appear to be the case though. Forest will now be keeping a close eye on what is developing in terms of United’s goalkeeping situation, ready to land Henderson.

Forest Henderson
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The player was brilliant for the Reds last season. He kept six clean sheets in 20 appearances and also saved penalties from Harry Kane and Declan Rice.

Sander Berge called Henderson ‘insane’ when he played alongside him at Sheffield United. Hopefully, Henderson can earn even more rave reviews at the City Ground during the 2023/24 campaign.

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