Dean Henderson is reportedly eager to leave Manchester United, where he has no chance of becoming a regular, with Newcastle United interested in him.
According to Stretty News, Dean Henderson is pondering over his future at Old Trafford and remains keen on sealing a departure in the summer transfer window. The Manchester United goalkeeper has seen less game time after falling behind David de Gea.
Dean Henderson seemed to have made the No.1 spot his own at the end of last season. The English stopper was consistently picked by then manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, drawing suggestions he could be the successor to David de Gea. However, the Spaniard has come back storming and taken his spot back in the team since the start of the current campaign.
Henderson has made just three appearances with the senior side all season, and none of those has come in the Premier League. Manchester United may have blocked a January move, even though many clubs were interested. The academy graduate remained patient then but could now look to depart in the summer transfer window.
After a good spell as the first-choice goalkeeper, Henderson earned an England call-up, which may have slipped out of his hands after a prolonged period on the Manchester United bench. He still has the talent to make the squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup later this year, but he will need to play regularly.
There are plenty of clubs showing an interest in the Manchester United academy graduate, with Newcastle United one of the prominent names on the list. There are suggestions that teams from abroad are keen on signing Henderson, but he could prefer to stay put in the Premier League.
Newcastle have been keen on signing Henderson since well before the January transfer window opened. However, with circumstances playing their part, a move never transpired in the winter market. The Magpies switched their attention to other options thereafter, but they could now come back for the Manchester United academy graduate.
Eddie Howe is unhappy with the current goalkeepers at his disposal and is looking at a long-term replacement for Martin Dubravka. Newcastle were keen on signing Bernd Leno, but the German international has other plans. Brighton’s Robert Sanchez is also closely linked with a move, and Newcastle may shortlist the Spaniard and Henderson as the final candidates.
Complications may occur due to Henderson’s long-term contract at Old Trafford, which lasts until 2025. Manchester United could demand a considerable fee, and Newcastle United may oblige considering the value Henderson has for the long-term future.
The English goalkeeper believes there is no future for him at Manchester United and is hence looking to move away from the club. It remains to be seen if it is at Newcastle United or some other club that Henderson thinks will nourish his long-term future.