Dean Henderson is one Manchester United star who is set to leave the club this summer with a return to Nottingham Forest likely.

Henderson spent the 2022-23 season on-loan with Nottingham Forest where he made 20 appearances before suffering a mid-season injury.

His injury left him on the sidelines while Forest recruited somehow, Keylor Navas.

Clearly however, Henderson has impressed the bosses at the City Ground, as he is topping their list for this summer to return on a permanent basis.

Forest have already gone shopping at Old Trafford this summer, with Anthony Elanga joining them last week for £15million.

United will be keen to sell Henderson, due to the unlikelihood that he gets game time with Andre Onana undoubtedly first-choice.

Additionally, in pre-season, he has found himself behind Tom Heaton in the pecking order, time to go for Henderson.

Manchester United Pre-Season Training Session
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Henderson won’t play for United again

Something which has been obvious is Erik ten Hag doesn’t rate Henderson, at all.

First last summer, he sanctioned a loan-move for the English international before even arriving.

This prompted Henderson to say to talkSPORT:

“I didn’t really want the manager to come in and see me in training because I knew that he’d probably want to keep me so I tried to do it all before I left for the season.”

He is likely regretting that now given he would have been given an opportunity under ten Hag due to David de Gea’s woeful performances.

But now a report from the MEN has suggested that Henderson’s United career is over, even if he is still at the club.

Samuel Luckhurst wrote for the MEN: “Dean Henderson is still wearing Manchester United colours but is not likely to play for the club again.”

The Athletic reported that United and Forest are already negotiating over a potential move, with ‘transfer obligation’ expected in loan.

What fee could we get for Henderson

Henderson is among the most valuable entities that United could sell this summer, despite his market value of £15.4m as per TransferMarkt.

The MEN added in their report that a loan with buy obligation is likely, but what fee could United expect.

Earlier this window, The Athletic reported that United were looking for offers of around £25m for Henderson.

This fee is very realistic for a Premier League level keeper, especially considering the fee James Trafford joined Burnley for.

With Henderson being a youth prospect that sale would do wonders for United’s financials and would allow them to spend further.

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