Henderson joins Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson. Photo by Shutterstock.

Crystal Palace have announced the signing of goalkeeper Dean Henderson from Manchester United.

The 26-year-old has joined Palace for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £20million plus add-ons.

Henderson has been expected to leave United all summer, with him being strongly linked with a move to Nottingham Forest earlier in the transfer window.

The Cumbria-born keeper has signed a five-year contract with Palace.

Palace chairman Steve Parish told the club’s official website: “Dean is a fantastic addition to our squad and goalkeeping unit.

“We have been long-term admirers of Dean’s, following his ascension through the ranks at Manchester United and England, but also his impressive achievements whilst on loan at Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United.”

Henderson said: “I’m absolutely delighted and buzzing to be here. I can’t wait to get started.

“This club has got great fans and has a lot of top players who are hungry to succeed. There’s something being built here, and I really want to be a part of it.”