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Man Utd goalkeeper Dean Henderson convinced he will join Nottingham Forest permanently

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is convinced that he will join Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal this summer, according to Manchester Evening News.

The 26-year-old signed for Steve Cooper’s side on a season-long loan last summer. He was impressive between the sticks for them until January when he sustained a thigh injury.

Henderson failed to recover from the setback for the remainder of the campaign. He underwent a surgery last month, but is expected to be fit for the beginning of pre-season.

It is now reported that the United graduate is ‘convinced’ about rejoining Forest on a permanent transfer, and is perplexed by recent suggestions that he could stay at Old Trafford.

Forest are currently weighing up a £30 million bid for the shot-stopper, but a transfer could be delayed by United’s complex goalkeeping situation at the current point of time.

While United have opened the door for Henderson’s exit, there are presently focusing on David de Gea, who has turned down a pay-cut to extend his contract expiring this month.

If the Spaniard leaves as a free agent, United will invest on another quality goalkeeper. Tom Heaton or Nathan Bishop could provide back-up to the new number one next term.

Henderson expected to leave Man Utd this summer

The England international was touted to become United’s future number one, but he is now determined to secure a permanent move away from Old Trafford.

Henderson signed for Forest last summer without speaking with manager Erik ten Hag. Shortly after joining them, he was critical over United’s treatment of him.

He said that he was like a ‘caged animal’ and it was ‘criminal‘ to waste 12 months on the Red Devils’ bench.

After such comments, it is unlikely that Henderson has a future at the club. Hence, it could be a matter of weeks before United negotiate his permanent departure.

Forest are leading the race to sign him, but the Red Devils should not entertain any discount. They should demand the majority of the £30m transfer fee up front.

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