Done deal: Manchester United and Premier League club agree player transfer

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Newly promoted Premier League club Nottingham Forest have reached an agreement with Manchester United over the transfer of Dean Henderson.

According to Daily Mail, Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal with Manchester United to sign Dean Henderson on loan with the option to buy for £20million. 

The Manchester United goalkeeper has agreed personal terms with Nottingham Forest, with only the paperwork left to be finalised ahead of his switch to the City Ground. 

The newly promoted Premier League moved quickly to sign Henderson after Brice Samba informed them that he wishes to leave this summer.

Nottingham Forest were promoted to the Premier League via the playoffs with Samba as their first-choice goalkeeper.

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He played all but six of their Championship and playoff matches but has turned down a new deal with the newly promoted Premier League side.

Henderson had been keen on leaving Manchester United this summer after playing second fiddle to David de Gea at Old Trafford over the last two seasons.

He had been expected to join Saudi-backed Newcastle United but the transfer failed to materialise.

Henderson only made three appearances for Manchester United last season, which came in the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup. He made no Premier League appearance last season for Manchester United.

Henderson has been frustrated by a lack of playing time at Old Trafford and has been keen on leaving the club this summer.

Henderson’s move to Forest will make it difficult for Manchester United midfielder James Garner, 21, to return to the newly promoted Premier League club next season after a successful loan spell in 2021-22.

According to Premier League rules, clubs are not allowed to take more than one player on loan from the same club at the same time, but exceptions can be made if one of the loans is to be made permanent. 

Henderson came through the Manchester United academy and was promised by former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he would be first-choice goalkeeper last season after he played 10 of the final 12 Premier League matches of the 2020-21 season. 

But De Gea was preferred again last August by Ole Gunnar Solskjær and his form meant he was retained by Michael Carrick and Ralf Rangnick after the Norwegian was sacked.

Henderson has experience of coming into a newly-promoted team as he spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Sheffield United and kept 13 clean sheets in 36 games as the Blades finished ninth.

He has only one England cap and he was included in the Euro 2020 squad before withdrawing injured.

With Henderson set to leave, Manchester United might have to sign a new goalkeeper this summer or use 36-year-old Tom Heaton as back-up.

5 Comments on "Done deal: Manchester United and Premier League club agree player transfer"

  1. Petrus Nadhipite | June 16, 2022 at 6:32 pm |

    I’m really angry with Manchester United manager because they are not pushing hard to sign up the players. You must take example from Man City, Liverpool and others. Please make a change 💪

  2. Hi am Man utd fan from South Sudan but am happy at all the way that management is doing at this critical time for United after a very disappointed season

  3. BERNARD OWINO | June 17, 2022 at 3:41 pm |

    If management can’t sign players that can compete for trophies then I getting tired to leave in past, support the new manager

  4. Ekai Jackson | June 17, 2022 at 8:57 pm |

    I’m from Kenya and I’m really frastreted over the management. You can imagine other clubs like Arsenal have signed some players but united are lacking behind not even a single attempt 😭 this is sh**t
    Erick please sign in players please 🙏

  5. Oyet Peter Alfonse | June 18, 2022 at 7:58 am |

    I don’t like the way the scouting department of man united are doing currently.pliz the board should seek for permanent solution into our heartbreak as a die-hard fans across the globe. The glazers should sell the club to another investors who r not money minded but rather football and maintaining the legacy and f the club.

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