Nottingham Forest will take over the entire wages of Dean Henderson as loan move is completed
According to Manchester Evening News, Nottingham Forest have agreed to take over the entire wages of Dean Henderson as the proposed loan move has now been finalised. The shot-stopper will be with them for the remainder of the next season, after which he will return to Old Trafford.
Henderson’s move to City Ground will be a straight loan deal, which means that there is no clause included that Forest can use to permanently buy him in the future. They will also cover his complete salary package, which amounts to £110,000-per-week for the upcoming campaign.
Man United have also included a special clause in the loan agreement with the Reds regarding the England international. Because of that, he will not be able to feature against his parent club in Premier League matches, although that restriction would not affect cup competitions.
Good move for all parties?
The 25-year-old had struggled to get enough game time in the previous season after David de Gea found his feet again when he was out with Covid in the early part of that campaign. Henderson failed to get back to his spot since then and saw his minutes largely restricted to be close to non-existent in that period.
Hence, with the 2022 Qatar World Cup drawing close, Henderson will be able to fight for the starting spot in Gareth Southgate’s England national team. Furthermore, the keeper could also prove his worth to Erik ten Hag as he would be playing in the PL as well, just like de Gea.
As for the Mancunians, they can save an entire season worth of wages with this deal while also probably earning a loan fee, as is the case with every similar agreement. That certainly helps with their finances, especially in their current delicate situation.
Steve Cooper’s side would also be benefiting from this as they would be able to replace Brice Samba, who wants to leave them this summer. Henderson is undoubtedly a great addition for them and will boost their hopes of remaining in the PL beyond next summer.
The inclusion of the special clause would also mean that we would not be affected by Henderson’s loan as he would not play for Forest when facing us in the league. In any case, the fans would hope to see him perform well with them to prove his worth with ten Hag.
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With a contract until 2025, keeping hold of Henderson is a great move from the Manchester board as he could become a regular in the future. We also have an option to extend his contract by another year, giving us all the more reason to have control over his future just in case de Gea fails to adapt moving forward.