Manchester United star Dean Henderson could be on his way to Crystal Palace
According to the Sun, Crystal Palace are said to be considering a surprising move to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson before the transfer deadline day.
The English shot-stopper has been included in the matchday squads for the first two games of the new Premier League season. However, it is expected that he will depart from the club before the transfer window closes.
Nottingham Forest were initially considered a likely destination for the 26-year-old earlier in the summer. However, they were hesitant to carry out an early medical test that might worsen his thigh injury.
Since then, Forest have secured the services of Matt Turner from Arsenal, and it remains uncertain whether they will rekindle their interest in the United keeper.
The Sun has now revealed that Palace have entered the competition to sign Henderson this summer. Man United are open to the idea of a loan deal with a potential buyout option at the end of the season.
The Eagles currently have two available loan slots for new signings. Henderson may arrive to challenge Sam Johnstone, another United academy product, for the starting goalkeeper position as Vicente Guaita is expected to depart.
Last season, the experienced keeper had a successful loan spell with Forest before a thigh injury sidelined him in January.
Although his initial return timeline was six weeks, he eventually required surgery, preventing him from playing for the final four months of the season. Henderson had previously seemed certain about a permanent move to Forest, but their perspective might have changed due to Turner’s impressive performances.
In our opinion, Palace could be an excellent destination for the Man United academy graduate if he doesn’t plan to stay at Old Trafford.
While Johnstone has taken over the goalkeeper position from Guaita, the Eagles might prioritise Henderson due to his proven Premier League track record with Sheffield United and Forest.
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Ideally, the Red Devils would prefer to sell him outright, but they may need to consider a loan with an option to buy. They will be hoping that a bidding war ensues in the coming days.
With less than two weeks left in the ongoing transfer window, the club needs a quick solution on this matter.