Forest agree loan deal for Man Utd's Henderson

Forest agree loan deal for Man Utd's Henderson

Nottingham Forest have agreed a deal with Manchester United to sign Dean Henderson on loan for the 2022/23 season.

The deal will not include an option for Forest, who were promoted back to the Premier League via the play-offs last season, to buy the England international.

Henderson's United deal expires in 2025 after he signed a new five-year contract in 2020.

The 25-year-old enjoyed impressive loan spells at Sheffield United between 2018 and 2020 but has struggled to dislodge David de Gea as the No 1 at Old Trafford. Henderson played just four matches for United last season, none of which were in the Premier League.

The goalkeeper's arrival at the City Ground is expected to accelerate Brice Samba's move to Lens, with the French club in advanced negotiations with Forest for the goalkeeper.

Samba was a regular for Forest during their promotion campaign and starred in the play-off semi-final win over Sheffield United on penalties, but has has just a year remaining on his contract and is keen to return to France.

Henderson looks set to be joined at Forest by Taiwo Awoniyi after they met the Union Berlin forward's £17.5m release clause.