Nottingham Forest are edging closer to the signing of Dean Henderson from Manchester United. Andre Onana is set to sign for the Old Trafford giants and that will open the door for Forest to land a top target of theirs.

According to Chris Wheeler from the Daily Mail, the Reds will be getting a decent deal for Henderson. He’s now shared that the Reds will pay up to £20 million to snare him from United.

The goalkeeper was on loan at the City Ground during 2022/23. He was signed shortly after promotion and at a time when Brice Samba decided he wanted to return to France and sign for Lens.

Forest Henderson
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Henderson proved an astute piece of business by Forest. He made 20 appearances for the club and kept six clean sheets; the most of any goalkeeper outside of the top six during that time.

United have been hanging on to Henderson after an ongoing dispute with David de Gea. The club offered their number one a new contract but then withdrew it to cause chaos at the club.

The man who spent 12 years at United has now left Old Trafford. He will be replaced in the coming days by Onana who is set to sign a long-term deal from Inter, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Forest edging closer to Dean Henderson signing

This feels like the longest-running saga for some years at the City Ground. Fans often joke about whether the club have signed Darren Pratley yet, given that Billy Davies tried to sign him annually. The Henderson deal was in danger of toppling that!

Henderson now looks set to be joining the club to end the speculation. Also, at £20 million, the player could represent a real steal from a Forest perspective, taking everything into consideration.

Forest Henderson
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The goalkeeper has made one appearance for England. Not only that but at 26-years-old, he could essentially be the Forest number one for 10 years!

Henderson proved a firm fan favourite during his time on Trentside. He kicked every ball from the stands after suffering a season-ending injury in January and bought into the ethos and values of Nottingham Forest.

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