Manchester United star Dean Henderson moves closer to joining Nottingham Forest on loan
According to The Athletic, Manchester United and Nottingham Forest have reached an agreement over a loan move for Dean Henderson in the summer transfer window. He will move to City Ground, where he will be plying his trade for the next season, after which he will return to Old Trafford.
Henderson is set to undergo a medical as part of the deal, after which the move will be finalised. Forest have agreed to take the entire weight of his wages for the upcoming campaign, which would certainly benefit Man United. It is quite natural for a loan fee to be paid, which would give the Red Devils more financial boost.
Steve Cooper’s side have chosen Henderson to replace Brice Samba this summer. Samba is set to join Lens ahead of the next season as he has already conveyed his desire to leave his club. His contract will be up after the upcoming campaign, and he is expected to depart after opting against an extension.
The Reds have been on the rise under Cooper for quite some time and have looked good in their promotion run to the Premier League. With Samba’s likely departure, Henderson is bound to have a starting role with them as they look to remain in the top-flight from here on out.
We have to wait and see whether there will be any further updates on Henderson’s loan in the coming days. After all, a decent loan fee would greatly benefit us, although it remains to be seen if Forest would have the option to buy the Englishman permanently in this agreement.
Unfortunately, that seems to be on the cards as Daily Mail claim that the Manchester club have accepted Forest’s demand about the inclusion of a £20million optional clause for the 25-year-old. Perhaps, it is a good decision after all, as David de Gea still has years left in his bag.
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De Gea is only 31 years of age, and goalkeepers usually have longer playing careers than outfield players. If that is the case, then Henderson’s current plight would have continued even if he had stayed with us in the future.
Hence, this financial boost would heartily be welcomed by those in Manchester, although we have to wait and see whether Cooper’s team would trigger the clause or not moving forward. It would be in our best interest if Henderson enjoys a great time with them, but whether that will happen or not would only be known in due time.