Newcastle United are reportedly planning a move for out-of-favour Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

Manchester Evening News report that Newcastle United have retained their interest in out-of-favour Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson. The Magpies wished to bring the English international to the St. James’ Park this January, but the move did not materialise.

Henderson became the Red Devils’ first-choice goalkeeper following a string of poor performances from David de Gea in the second half of last season. However, the Englishman was forced to miss the start of the ongoing season due to CICUD-19 and de Gea’s return to form has forced him to spend most of his time on the Manchester United bench this term.

The 25-year-old was close to joining Newcastle in a loan deal this past winter, but the deal broke down at the last minute. Manchester United asked for the Magpies’ shot-stopper Martin Dubravka in a swap deal, but the 33-year-old rejected the move.

That has not stopped Newcastle United from retaining their interest, and they are now eager to sign the Manchester United outcast on a permanent deal. The report claims that incoming manager Erik ten Hag is keen to continue with David de Gea as their No. 1, leaving Henderson to look for greener pastures.

De Gea has been solid for Manchester United this season (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
David de Gea has been solid for Manchester United this season (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With new owners coming in, Newcastle United are set to add serious reinforcements in the summer, and signing a top-quality goalkeeper is high on their list. Henderson has Premier League experience under his belt and has one-and-a-half solid seasons in the English top-flight with Sheffield United and Manchester United.

The Magpies are said to be considering a £40 million move for the United youth product, but Manchester United are more inclined towards a loan deal, with three years still left on Henderson’s contract with them.

The goalkeeper is eager to seal a move in search of more game time with the World Cup coming up later this year. Henderson has made just three appearances for Manchester United this season across competitions, none of which have come in the Premier League. Should Henderson join another club this summer, Manchester United will likely sign a backup for de Gea.

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