Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has been the subject of intense speculation surrounding his Old Trafford future, with there being consistent links away from the North West for the Englishman.

According to Alan Nixon from The Sun, following his move to Nottingham Forest seemingly collapsing, Crystal Palace have now entered the race for the signing of the United goalkeeper.

The report claims that the South London side are keen on the 26-year-old goalkeeper following Forest’s abandoning of the deal.

The Eagles have also reportedly been told that the Englishman would be available on a loan-to-buy basis and the goalkeeper is high on the list of targets for Roy Hodgson’s side.

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Will the goalkeeper leave?

The report goes on to say that Palace would only make a move for Henderson if the conditions of the deal were right for them.

The deal to take Henderson to Forest reportedly fell through because United wanted cash or a guarantee that the Englishman would move permanently if a certain amount of games were played.

This reportedly made the deal tougher for Forest so whether this would be any different for Palace remains to be seen.

Should he stay?

After Andre Onana put in another solid performance, despite the defeat, it seems unlikely that Henderson will be able to fulfill his ambition of being number 1 at United.

The 26-year-old would be a backup which is something that the Englishman has never wanted and an unhappy player may well not be what Erik ten Hag needs in his United dressing room.

United would need to venture into the transfer market were they to lose the Englishman with a backup goalkeeper surely a target in the last two weeks.

United were linked with Zion Suzuki from Urawa Red Diamonds but the Japanese international made the decision to move to the Belgian Pro League for more game time.

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