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'Really confident': Fabrizio Romano claims Nottingham Forest likely to sign 'incredible' player

Nottingham Forest are seemingly closing in on Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

Over the last few days, speculation linking the Reds with the England international has increased.

Forest have stepped up their search for a replacement for Brice Samba, who intends to leave the City Ground.

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As per The Athletic, Samba has informed the Reds that he will not be signing a new contract.

The 28-year-old is reportedly interested in a move back to France’s Ligue 1 with Lens.

Now, it looks as though Forest are making good progress towards landing Henderson as a replacement.

Fabrizio Romano, taking to Twitter, has provided an update on the state of play.

He claims a Forest loan for Henderson has “very good chances” of happening.

Romano has also reported that United would accept a £20million option to buy clause.

Henderson has played second fiddle to David de Gea at Old Trafford over the last two seasons.

He only made three appearances in 2021-22, which came in the Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup. 

However, Henderson is proven at Premier League level.

He has made 49 top-flight appearances – 13 for Manchester United and 36 on loan at Sheffield United.

While at Bramall Lane, Henderson kept 13 sheets as the Blades finished ninth in 2019-20.

His efforts led to former teammate Sander Berge deeming him “awesome” and “insane”.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho lauded Henderson’s “incredible” development at Old Trafford and tipped him to become “phenomenal“.

If Forest get this deal over the line, they’ll be getting their hands on a superb keeper for their long-awaited Premier League return.

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