Man United in talks to loan Dean Henderson to Nottingham Forest

Manchester United and Nottingham Forest are in talks over a deal for goalkeeper Dean Henderson, sources have told ESPN.

Forest, who were promoted to the Premier League last season, are keen to negotiate a first loan deal for Henderson, who has told United chiefs he wants to leave Old Trafford this summer.

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Sources have told ESPN that United are ready to let the England goalkeeper move and their preference is for a temporary deal. Henderson was limited to just three first-team appearances last season as an understudy for No.1 David De Gea.

He is keen to find regular football with the aim of earning a place in England’s squad for the World Cup, which is due to start in Qatar in November. There is speculation that Forest’s current No.1 Brice Samba could leave this summer.

Henderson impressed during a loan spell with Sheffield United and made 36 Premier League appearances for the Blades during the 2019-20 season.

He returned to Old Trafford in 2020 and signed a new five-year deal to compete with De Gea. He shared duties with the Spaniard during the 2020-21 season and made 26 appearances in all competitions but didn’t have the same opportunities last season.

Should Henderson leave, United would still be well covered in goal with De Gea and Tom Heaton. Lee Grant left the club at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, sources have told ESPN that United remain interested in Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen.

Eriksen is currently on vacation as he ponders his next move. The 30-year-old is out of contract after spending the second half of last season at Brentford. Sources have told ESPN that Brentford are keen to keep Eriksen but are resigned to losing him to interest from United and Tottenham.

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