Man United have allowed a number of first-team players to depart following the expiration of their respective contracts, but the early days of the summer transfer window have seen John Murtough and his recruitment team struggle to offload players who still have years remaining on their deals.
However, now they’ve managed to find an agreement regarding the first such exit under Erik ten Hag’s reign.
United have struck a deal with newly promoted Premier League side Nottingham Forest to send their goalkeeper Dean Henderson on a season-long loan, The Athletic have reported. The 25-year-old’s move is subject to a medical, with Forest understood to be covering his full salary.
Henderson, a star performer for Sheffield United during a loan spell in 2019-20 campaign, failed to displace David de Gea between the sticks under Ralf Rangnick.
The England international has been determined to not spend another season on the bench, and has accepted to become a key part of Steve Cooper’s side at the City Ground. He would be replacing first-choice goalkeeper Brice Samba, who is expected to join Lens.
Lee Grant and Henderson’s departures mean United are left with just one senior goalkeeper – Tom Heaton – to cover for the Spaniard. But it is believed they are in talks with Watford to sign Daniel Bachmann. The Austrian has two years left on his contract at Vicarage Road.