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Fabrizio Romano confirms Dean Henderson is close to Nottingham Forest transfer

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is close to joining Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal this summer.

The 26-year-old signed for Steve Cooper’s side on loan last summer. He made the decision before Erik ten Hag’s arrival.

Henderson had a good season until his thigh injury in mid-January which ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign.

The United graduate recently underwent a surgery for the same concern, but he is anticipated to return in time for pre-season.

Speaking to The United Stand, Romano has now revealed that the shot-stopper is edging closer to a permanent transfer.

He said: “This is close [a move to Nottingham Forest]. This is something that has been discussed for two or three weeks between Nottingham Forest, Manchester United and the agents of the player.”

“The player wants to go. Manchester United want to accept that proposal, so I think this is just a matter of time to complete the final details and then Dean Henderson has a concrete chance to join Nottingham Forest. I’m told it’s not done yet, but it could be done very, very soon.

“I think this is a good opportunity also for United to make some profit.”

United right to part ways with Henderson

Henderson has been rated highly at United, but the Englishman has shown plenty of impatience.

He could have got his chance to impress Ten Hag, but opted to join Forest on a season-long loan.

Shortly after signing for them, Henderson said that he was like a ‘caged animal’ and it was ‘criminal’ for him to spend an entire season on the bench behind David de Gea.

After those comments, it is unlikely that he will revive his United career. A summer sale is the right decision, but United should not sanction his departure on the cheap.

Manchester Evening News recently claimed that Forest could negotiate a deal worth £30 million. In our view, United should propose additional performance add-ons as well.

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