Dean Henderson is reportedly a target for Nottingham Forest after a potential move to Newcastle collapsed.
The Manchester United goalkeeper was heavily linked with joining the Magpies earlier in the window. It was reported that he had held talks in the North East, and that he was keen to join Newcastle.
The MEN even claimed that Eddie Howe’s side were closing in on a deal, but those rumours appeared to be wide of the mark.
The Telegraph stated earlier this month that while Newcastle do admire Henderson, they will not be signing him this summer. 90min also weighed in on the Henderson chat, claiming Newcastle’s stance was down to the arrival of Sporting Director Dan Ashworth.
They reported that the 51-year-old had pulled the plug on a potential transfer from Old Trafford to St James’ Park, with the club pursuing other options. We’ve since been linked with the likes of Robert Sanchez and Yann Sommer.
As for Henderson, he could on his way to the City Ground.
Forest want Dean Henderson after Newcastle pull out
According to Fabrizio Romano, Forest have made a move to sign the England international.
He reports that Steve Cooper’s side are in talks to loan Henderson for the season, with the option to buy him for £20million.
It would be a great signing for Forest, who are set to appear in the Premier League for the first time since 1999.
Romano adds that Henderson is considering the move. At this moment in time, it’s probably a good option.
The goalkeeper needs to be playing first-team football if he’s got any chance of going to the World Cup this winter. He’s not going to get that at Old Trafford, with David de Gea proving to be the immoveable object in between the sticks.
Henderson could have been a really good signing for Newcastle. He has the potential to be the Magpies’ number one stopper for years to come.
But goalkeeper isn’t an immediate issue for Eddie Howe, who will likely stick with Martin Dubravka next season. That’s no problem at all – the Slovakian is an excellent keeper and an important member of the squad.
While a move for Henderson may have made sense, there is obviously a reason why Newcastle are no longer keen. Hopefully that doesn’t prove to be a mistake, regardless of whether or not he joins Forest.