Dean Henderson of Manchester United has signed a 12-month contract with Nottingham Forest, ruling out a transfer for former loan star James Garner.
Nottingham Forest has negotiated a loan deal for out-of-favor Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, according to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano
Excl: Nottingham Forest have opened talks with Manchester United to sign Dean Henderson on loan with option to buy [around £20m]. 🚨🏴 #MUFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 15, 2022
However, the East Midlands club will be unable to sign James Garner for a second season at The City Ground due to Ten Hag’s interest in keeping the player at Old Trafford.
After cult icon Brice Samba turned down a new contract, Steve Cooper is looking for a new number one as he prepares for his first season in the Premier League since 1998/98.
The Congolese goalkeeper saved three penalties in the Championship play-off semi-final, but he has turned down Forest’s invitation to stay along the Trent.
Forest has moved fast to obtain the services of Dean Henderson, who is willing to leave Old Trafford in search of a regular first-team play, according to the Daily Mail.
🗞 Nottingham Forest are hoping to take Dean Henderson on loan next season with the hope of completing a more permanent deal after that. [@TimesSport]
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Former Sheffield United coach Chris Wilder attempted to persuade him to join Middlesbrough in the Championship, who hired him back in 2019, but the Englishman was adamant about not dropping down.
Henderson’s loan move to Nottingham is rumored to involve a £20 million buyout option at the conclusion of the season after he was unable to unseat United’s starter goalkeeper David de Gea.
Last season, the 25-year-old only played 3 cup games for Manchester United last campaign and reports suggest that Henderson remained frustrated over his lack of game time.
Henderson’s move, on the other hand, would not effectively rule out the possibility of former loan star James Garner returning to Forest for the coming season.
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Garner would have to join Forest on a permanent basis since Premier League teams are not permitted to recruit more than one player on loan from the same club at the same time.
United, on the other hand, is anxious to test Garner’s ability in the Premier League through a loan term.
The 21-year-old will have a chance to impress new boss Erik ten Hag during pre-season before being put available on a season-long deal to the English clubs