Manchester United have decided they’re open to selling Dean Henderson – but only to Sheffield United. The goalkeeper has been in sublime form for the Blades this season, attracting transfer interest from Chelsea, PSG and Tottenham along the way.
Manchester United loaned Henderson to Sheffield United for the second time back in the summer.
And the shot-stopper has flourished over at Bramall Lane, keeping nine clean sheets this season – the same as Burnley’s Nick Pope and Liverpool’s Alisson Becker.
United view Henderson as a future No 1, particularly with David De Gea enduring a fall from grace over the last 18 months.
And Teamtalk say the Red Devils are open to letting the 22-year-old leave Old Trafford on a permanent basis.
However, only to Sheffield United.
The Red Devils would want to include a buy-back clause of their young talent, so they can sign him back in the future if he impresses.
But the youngster’s head may be turned if Tottenham, Chelsea or PSG come in with transfer bids of their own.
Spurs are eyeing Henderson with Hugo Lloris approaching the twilight years of his career.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have seen Kepa Arrizabalaga struggle for form and Frank Lampard is keen to land a replacement.
PSG have veteran Keylor Navas in between the sticks.
But the Costa Rica international isn’t getting any younger and Henderson is seen as a worthy replacement.
Meanwhile, Henderson’s fine form has prompted talk he could make England’s squad for the upcoming European Championships.
And Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder believes he’d be perfect for Gareth Southgate’s side when the tournament commences in June.
“You look at his age,” he said. “He’s still a baby of 22.
“People talk about goalkeepers 27, 28, 29 (reaching their peak) – so he’s got five, six seven years on goalkeepers at that age.
“The quicker he learns the better he’s going to be.
“He’s been outstanding, I know there’s a pecking order in that England group, but they must be really good goalkeepers getting ahead of him at the moment.
“The competition is fierce and there are some unbelievably good goalkeepers, but I watch him closely every day and the performances he produces for us.”