Football transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano has revealed Dean Henderson’s transfer plans next summer. The Italian journalist reported on the latest edition of Here We Go Podcast that Dean Henderson will leave the English club at the end of the season.
The 24-year-old goalkeeper may leave on a season-long loan to get some necessary game time. He has struggled massively to get minutes this season, with first-choice keeper De Gea in fine form. Manchester United‘s early exit from both Cup competitions did not help the Englishman’s case.
David De Gea has been preferred over Henderson since the latter returned from his Sheffield United loan spell. De Gea kept his place in the Champions League as well, with Henderson only making one appearance in the competition this season.
Reports are floating of Dean Henderson being unhappy with his role in the first team. He was linked with a move away from Manchester United in January with Newcastle United being the rumored destination. A move failed to materialize, keeping the English goalkeeper at Manchester United till the end of the season.
Henderson has only managed to play three games for Manchester United this season, one in each cup competition. He has failed to feature in the Premier League for the Red Devils this season.
What next for Dean Henderson?
The Manchester United academy product has played 29 games for the English giants, keeping 13 clean sheets. He grew up as a Manchester United supporter and made his debut for the club in their 2-3 win against Southampton. Henderson made 26 appearances for the club last season but has struggled massively to find any game time this season.
Henderson secured a loan move to Sheffield United in 2018. He cemented his place between the sticks for the Blades and had 86 appearances, with 35 clean sheets. Before returning to his boyhood club, he was a regular starter and in contention for the English National team.
Henderson still has over three years left on his contract, which could keep him at the club till 2025. Meanwhile, De Gea runs out of contract in the summer of 2023. The club has the option to extend the contract of both the players by 12 months.
De Gea‘s contract situation will make a huge impact on the future of Dean Henderson. But it would be logical for the English shot-stopper to leave the club this summer to get some minutes under his belt. With the International World Cup in sight, he cannot afford to lose any more game time.
A loan move in the summer would benefit both parties. Henderson will likely make a call on his future after Manchester United appoints a permanent manager after the conclusion of this season.
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