Cumbrian goalkeeper Dean Henderson has tonight completed his big-money transfer from Manchester United to Crystal Palace.

The Whitehaven star has signed a five-year deal with the Eagles.

It sees Henderson end a 12-year association with Man Utd as he makes a fresh start in the Premier League.

The 26-year-old has moved for a reported £15m plus £5m in potential add-ons.

The goalkeeper's boyhood club Carlisle United are expected to benefit through a sell-on clause from the deal that took him from the Blues' academy to Old Trafford in 2011.

Carlisle chief executive Nigel Clibbens, though, has previously said that such a sum would not be "transformational" to the Brunton Park club.

England international Henderson said he was "buzzing" to join Roy Hodgson's squad at Selhurst Park.

"I’m absolutely delighted and buzzing to be here,” Henderson told Palace TV.

"I can’t wait to get started.

“This club has got great fans and 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."

Henderson also revealed that he recently became a father, and it was the right time to settle ahead of a new challenge.

“This is what I wanted this summer," he said. "I just had a little boy two weeks ago, so I wanted to settle the family down, kick on and find a new home.

"Now, I’m just getting used to my new surroundings. We’re all really excited for it.”

Henderson said he was "grateful" for all his time at Man Utd, adding: "I’ve been there for 12 years and I had some good times, and some bad times, there.

"I’m really grateful for everything they’ve done for me throughout my career. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.

“That chapter’s over now, and I’m really excited for my new challenge here. I can’t wait to get started."

Henderson could be in line for his Palace debut in their home clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday.

He is the second Cumbrian goalkeeping star to switch Premier League clubs this summer, after England U21 keeper James Trafford, from Greysouthen - another ex-Carlisle academy product - joined Burnley from Manchester City.