Nottingham Forest are trying to sign two Manchester United players after their capture of Ola Aina on a free transfer. The Reds are set to sign the versatile performer and two more players are now on the radar.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Forest have now made offers to sign Dean Henderson and Anthony Elanga from the Red Devils. The pair are thought to be surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
Both players are currently with United on their pre-season tour of America. However, it’s not anticipated that either player will be deemed anything other than backup once the season begins.
The Reds have made a couple of very different offers for the two United men. For Henderson, Forest want to take him on loan but include an option in the deal to make it permanent after so many games.
Steve Cooper would also like to sign Elanga this summer. He could be available for around £15 million and Forest are keen to sign the speed demon on a permanent basis from Old Trafford.
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Both players would bring some positivity to the City Ground. The Reds fans have been growing restless in recent weeks over a lack of incoming activity on Trentside.
Henderson is a firm fan favourite after last season. He made 20 appearances for the Reds and kept six clean sheets; before a cruel thigh injury curtailed his campaign in January.
Elanga might have a bit more to prove to the City Ground faithful. He’s scored just four goals in 55 outings for United, although it’s fair to say that he’s hardly had a strong run of starts.
Forest to move for Manchester United duo after Ola Aina signing
The London-born player could sign for Forest pretty quickly in the coming days. He’s a free agent and it looks as though a medical is taking place today.
Next up, it would appear that the United duo are in the club’s sights. Forest desperately need a goalkeeper and a winger, making this swoop ideal.
Henderson is a must. At 26-years-old, he could become a mainstay in the Forest team for 10 years and if he doesn’t, he will have a considerable amount of resale value.
Likewise, Elanga, who at 21 has a high ceiling. The challenge for him would be to prove that he can do it on a regular basis in the Premier League.
If he does that, Forest could be securing themselves a talented youngster ahead of his very best years.