How much is Dean Henderson worth? Here’s the possible Nottingham Forest transfer fee

Dean Henderson is a name that needs no introduction to true fans of English football. The 26-year-old has been proving his worth throughout his entire career. He began his career with the Red Devils jersey back in 2015 when he signed his first professional contract. However, Dean has never truly been a key part of Manchester United. He played second fiddle to goalkeeper-in-chief David de Gea in his entire Red Devils period.

When it comes to the last couple of seasons, Dean Henderson will mostly be remembered by a couple of EFL Cup and Premier League games with the red shirt. When David de Gea announced he was leaving the club, Dean Henderson was undoubtedly on cloud nine to finally get the chance he deserves.

However, former Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana was swiftly introduced at Old Trafford, leaving Dean Henderson fuming. At the age of 26, Dean Henderson is no longer a spring chicken. Will he agree to be a backup to another goalkeeper for the next couple of seasons? Or will he opt to open a new chapter in his professional career?

Interest in his services is definitely high, with Nottingham Forrest currently the top favorites for his signature.

Forrest eager to poach Henderson

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Yes, Dean Henderson has a couple of years left on his Red Devils contract and he is priced at a threatening €18m. However, we all remember how wild the 2022 summer transfer window was, correct?

Nottingham Forrest’s board spared no expense to basically introduce a completely new team than the one that clawed its way to the Premier League. A staggering €186m were spent on players such as Morgan Gibbs-White, Taiwo Awoniyi, Danilo, Neco Williams, and Emmanuel Dennis. Surely, the board can spare €18m for Dean Henderson’s services.

Coach Steve Cooper is an admirer of Henderson’s work, as the latter had a decent spell at City Ground last season. He made 18 appearances for the team in the Premier League, but his stay was cut short after he sustained an injury in a brawl versus the Foxes. Cooper already admitted that he’s trying everything he can to bring the 26-year-old back, so we’ll have to wait and see how this transfer saga ends.

Is Dean Henderson worth Forrest’s investment?

Keylor Navas was swiftly brought to the squad after Henderson got injured last season. However, the Costa Rican legend failed to impress Steve Cooper and as a result, the board didn’t offer the 36-year-old a deal with the team.

The 43-year-old manager wants Dean Henderson, and seeing how supportive the board has been with Cooper, we highly believe Dean Henderson will find his way back to City Ground sooner or later.

There’s no way he’d agree on being a bench warmer for Andre Onana. Coach Erik ten Hag mentioned a few days that Dean Henderson should snub Forrest’s deal and fight for his place at Manchester United. But Dean Henderson knows very well Andre Onana isn’t going to get benched.

Seeing as Ethan Horvath and Welsh veteran Wayne Hennessey are coach Cooper’s only goalkeeping options, we are sure that Forrest will give the Red Devils an offer they can’t refuse for the 26-year-old’s signature.