Nottingham Forest submit bids for Manchester United’s Dean Henderson and Anthony Elanga

As per Fabrizio Romano, Nottingham Forest have submitted seperate bids for two Manchester United academy graduates- offering a loan proposal for Dean Henderson, and a permament deal for Anthony Elanga.

The Reds are looking to secure another loan move for Henderson, who also spent last season on loan at The City Ground, keeping six clean sheets in 18 Premier League appearances, before an injury sustained in January kept the English goalkeeper out for the rest of the campaign.

As for Elanga, since making his debut for The Red Devils in May 2021 under Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the Swedish international has made 39 Premier League appearances- 21 of which have been starts- scoring three and assisting three. 14 of these starts and four of his six goal contributions came during the 2021/22 season, where he was a bright spark in an underwhelming United side under Ralf Rangnick, impressing the German interim head coach with his rapid speed and hard work out of possession.

Although the price of Forest’s offer is not currently known, the 21-year-old’s current market value stands of€18m, according to Transfermarkt, gives a guide of how much the winger may be worth.

Furthermore, Romano stated that Steve Cooper’s side are now keen on getting both deals done, as they also close in on the signing of former Fulham loanee Ola Aina on a free transfer, following the expiration of his contract at Torino.

If they were to go through, these potential deals would be Forest’s first of the summer, and, having signed 22 players in last year’s window, they seem to be taking a lighter approach to the transfer market as they head into next season- where they will look to improve upon their 16th place finish and secure their status in the English top flight for a second consecutive season.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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