Dean Henderson has sealed his departure from Manchester United to join Crystal Palace.
Back-up goalkeeper Dean Henderson has finally clinched his departure from Manchester United.
The goalkeeper spent last season with Nottingham Forest before his campaign was cut short by injury.
Forest were keen this summer, however, Henderson’s recovery from injury was slow and Forest were not prepared to wait, and made alternative moves instead.
After recovering in time to spend the past two weeks on United’s bench, Henderson has now sealed a permanent move to Crystal Palace.
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Henderson had loan spells at five different clubs. He felt it was time to have a clean break.
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Speaking to Crystal Palace’s website, Henderson said he had family reasons for seeking a permanent switch.
He said: “I’ve been there for 12 years and I had some good times, and some bad times, there. I’m really grateful for everything they’ve done for me throughout my career. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.
“That chapter’s over now, and I’m really excited for my new challenge here. I can’t wait to get started.
“This is what I wanted this summer. I just had a little boy two weeks ago, so I wanted to settle the family down, kick on and find a new home and, as I say, enjoy myself and be settled. Now, I’m just getting used to my new surroundings. We’re all really excited for it.”
United have replacement lined up
Manchester United will not be left short by Dean Henderson’s departure. A replacement is already lined up and will be announced imminently.
United have agreed to sign Fenerbahce goalkeeper Altay Bayindir. The Athletic report he will cost £4.3 million.
Tom Heaton is also set to return from injury in a fortnight, and both will compete behind first choice goalkeeper Andre Onana.
There could be an opportunity in January for both, with Onana expected to be called into Cameroon’s AFCON squad in January.