Manchester United’s outgoings are increasing up speed, with Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay at the center of the conversation.
However, one player has faded into the background amid the din, and the possible explanation for this has now been revealed.
According to the Sun, United are unwilling to proceed with Dean Henderson’s loan move to Nottingham Forest due to the terrible injury he experienced there last season.
United is concerned that the “rigorous medical” at Forest may aggravate the thigh injury he has recently healed from, jeopardizing his long-term health.
As a result, both teams are waiting for him to fully recover before proceeding with the matter.
Henderson appeared in just 20 appearances for Forest last season before being sidelined with a thigh injury. Forest signed Keylor Navas to replace him, and he was instrumental in their Premier League survival.
However, Steve Cooper’s side went back in for Henderson this summer, although an agreement on a cost could not be reached at first.
With Henderson’s injury difficulties, they shifted their focus elsewhere.
The signing of Arsenal’s Matt Turner has virtually been completed, putting Henderson’s move in peril.
Henderson’s injury has come at the worst conceivable time. He hasn’t played a single minute of preseason, and United already have their unquestioned first-choice goalkeeper in Andre Onana.
Forest appeared to be the logical next step for the United Academy graduate, but that door is closing fast due to circumstances around him.
Cooper’s team is well aware of the risks associated with pursuing this transaction, so they offered to loan him, with an option to purchase becoming an obligation only if he played 30 games.
United rightfully rejected the offer, but with the transfer window closing and the goalkeeper’s ailment appearing to be worse than thought, the club may have to suffer a loss on what they intended to receive from him.