Dean Henderson: Man Utd goalkeeper joins Nottingham Forest on season loan

Dean Henderson made an appearance for England

Premier League newcomers Nottingham Forest have signed Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson on a season-long loan.

Henderson, 25, was keen on first-team football after losing to David de Gea in the battle to be first-choice at Old Trafford.

“He is hungry for more opportunities to play,” said Forest boss Steve Cooper.

He is Forest’s second major summer signing after Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi arrived from Union Berlin.

Henderson has kept 17 clean sheets in 49 Premier League games but hasn’t played a top-flight game since May 2021.

It is understood there is no option to buy under the loan deal and that Forest are covering his full salary for the whole season.

“He played in the Premier League several times, but also experienced the Champions League and international football,” added Cooper.

“Once again Dean is someone who has generated a lot of interest from other clubs and we are delighted he has chosen Nottingham Forest for our return to the Premier League.”

Henderson, who won his only England cap of 2020, is believed to be eyeing a place in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad later this year.

Brice Samba has been Forest’s first-choice goalkeeper for the past three seasons. The 28-year-old is contracted until 2023 but talks over a new deal have stalled.

Forest, who are back in the Premier League for the first time since 1999, will start the season at Newcastle United on August 6.

Meanwhile, BBC Radio Nottingham understands Forest is close to signexternal link French defender Giulian Biancone, 22, from Troyes in Ligue 1, on a permanent contract.

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