Dean Henderson to Nottingham Forest: Loan move from Man Utd almost done

Jacque Talbot
Jacque Talbot 22 Jun 2022 20:00 CEST 3 min read

Dean Henderson's loan move to Nottingham Forest should be concluded by the end of the week, FootballTransfers understands.

The Manchester United goalkeeper has been talking to officials of the newly-promoted side over a move to the Midlands and there is general confidence it can be wrapped up in a matter of days.

Though there has been much speculation around whether the deal will have an option-to-buy, FootballTransfers understands that it will be a dry loan.

However, talks could take place at the end of the season over a permanent switch to Forest.

As we reported last week, Forest had opened talks with the shot-stopper after it was announced that Brice Samba, the side's number one between the posts last season, had turned down a fresh deal.

Henderson enjoyed two great loan spells at Sheffield United but only featured in three games last season across the campaign at Old Trafford.

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Henderson spoke about the importance of game-time, saying that his experiences in non-league helped him grow.

He told Man Utd’s official website: “You don’t just go into the first team as a goalkeeper through the Academy. It doesn’t work like that.

“For me, I followed the pathways so well, I did exactly those steps. I played for Stockport in the Conference North, Grimsby in League Two, Shrewsbury in League One and then Championship and Premier League for Sheffield United to come back and create a situation here."

Elsewhere for Forest

We can also reveal contract talks with highly-rated Brennan Johnson and manager Steve Cooper are continuing well.

On top of this, we can report that there is nothing to suggest that Union Berlin striker Taiwo Awoniyi, who has a release clause in the region of €20 million, has collapsed despite recent reports. Talks remain on-going behind the scenes at Forest who aim to have an ambitious window.