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Nottingham Forest plan to pursue permanent deal for Man Utd goalkeeper Dean Henderson

Nottingham Forest plan to pursue a permanent deal for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson in the summer transfer window, according to The Telegraph.

Henderson joined Forest on a season-long loan last summer and he was hugely impressive for them before picking up a thigh injury at the turn of the year.

The 26-year-old was initially expected to return to action within six weeks but his failure to recover meant that he recently underwent a surgery for the same issue.

Henderson is expected to return in time for United’s pre-season and The Telegraph cite that Forest will attempt to land him on a permanent basis from the Red Devils.

The United graduate is also open to a summer transfer to Steve Cooper’s side, but his situation will reportedly be determined by the future of David de Gea.

Henderson likely to be sold this summer

Henderson rushed through his loan departure last summer. He decided to join the newly-promoted outfit without speaking with manager Erik ten Hag.

The 26-year-old went on to criticise the United management for treating him like a criminal. He said that he wasted 12 months of his club career playing as a back-up.

After such comments, we would be surprised if he has a future at the club. In our opinion, David de Gea could continue as United’s number one with a contract extension close.

Henderson is unlikely to accept a deputy role behind the Spaniard and this could pave the way for his exit. However, United will want a handsome fee for his sale.

The goalkeeper’s current deal expires in June 2025 but there is an option for another 12 months.

Henderson was reportedly valued at £40 million two years ago. With the shot-stopper in the prime of his playing career, United could hold out for a similar figure.

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