Manchester United are reportedly ready to cash in on Dean Henderson, who has failed to earn the trust of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
An exclusive report from Football Insider suggests that Dean Henderson’s stay at Old Trafford could be all but over in the summer transfer window. It appears Manchester United have been left frustrated with the goalkeeper’s attitude and will consider a potential sale for the “right price”.
Manchester United are also determined to cash in on David de Gea, but his extravagant £350,000- a-week contract is thought to be too much for interested parties like Atletico Madrid. As a result, the club is ready to show Henderson the exit door as part of their major overhaul in the goalkeeping department.
Upon his potential departure, Dean Henderson could follow Sergio Romero with a move away from Old Trafford. The English international has already attracted a lot of interest from top clubs across Europe, with newly-crowned European champions Chelsea, too, keen on acquiring the Manchester United goalkeeper’s services for the new season.
Manchester United’s valuation of Henderson remains unknown, but given the talent and promise he showed during his two-year loan spell at Sheffield United, the 24-year-old is likely to cost a fortune.
As for Manchester United, it appears they are planning their future with two experienced goalkeepers next season. The Red Devils have reportedly reached a deal to sign Tom Heaton, who is expected to arrive at Old Trafford next season, signing a two-year contract.
It will be interesting to see what’s in store for de Gea, though. Given the current financial climate, it won’t be surprising to see other clubs unwilling to meet the Spaniard’s hefty wage demands. It might ultimately force Manchester United to retain his services next season, with Heaton serving as the deputy.
Solskjaer has no shortage of alternatives, however, with Jan Oblak being one of the long-term targets for Manchester United. In fact, the Premier League giants may even be able to use de Gea in a potential swap deal to sign the Atletico Madrid custodian in the summer, although it remains unlikely as due to the disparity of wages between the two goalkeepers.
As far as Henderson is concerned, a potential move away from Old Trafford might prove to be beneficial, especially if the 24-year-old English international moves to a club like Arsenal and Tottenham, who are actively looking for a new goalkeeper this summer. Manchester United, though, might have a lot to say about his next destination.