PL club open to pay £30m for Man United player who hasn’t played for Ten Hag

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag speaks with Manchester United players.

Nottingham Forest want to sign Dean Henderson from Manchester United on a permanent basis Reuters/Ed Sykes.

Nottingham Forest are prepared to break their transfer record to retain the services of Dean Henderson.

Steve Cooper’s men successfully pulled themselves out of the relegation battle with a 1-0 win over Arsenal last weekend. And after securing their Premier League status, Forest are preparing for another big window to strengthen the side. 29 players joined the club across the last two windows.

Keylor Navas, who arrived on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, was in the goal against Arsenal and produced yet another brilliant performance to earn a clean sheet. But the 36-year-old is not considered a long-term option for Forest. Instead, they want to sign Henderson permanently this summer.

Forest ready to spend big on Manchester United player

The Englishman was one of the stand-out players at the City Ground in the first half of the season. But he has not played since January due to a thigh strain.

Forest covered Henderson’s £110,000-a-week wages at Manchester United during his loan stint. Now, they are prepared to pay up to £30 million to sign the 26-year-old permanently, the Manchester Evening News have reported. Their current record signing is Morgan Gibbs-White, who moved from Wolves for an initial fee of £25m.

The Nottingham-based outfit have already informed Henderson of their intention.

However, United find themselves heading into the summer transfer window without deciding who will be their Number 1 next season. David de Gea remains in talks over a new deal but hasn’t been given assurances concerning a starting role because of his worrying form.

Henderson left Old Trafford without speaking to Erik ten Hag last summer. But the Dutch coach is open to holding talks with the player about his future. The England international is contracted to the Manchester side until 2025.