Chris Wilder has added his latest thoughts on the future of Dean Henderson as the goalkeeper’s situation for next season remains unclear.
The 22-year-old stopper has kept ten clean sheets this season for the Blades and has continued to build his reputation in the game.
However, as reported by ESPN this week, there is a belief at Manchester United that sending Henderson out on loan may well be best for the future of both the player the club.
And speaking ahead of this weekend’s clash with Newcastle United, Wilder revealed the ball is mainly in Man United’s and Henderson’s court now.
“I’ve left it wit Dean and Man United,” Wilder admitted. (SUFC Twitter)
“We’ve expressed an interest in bringing Dean back but I don’t want to keep pushing that button. I’m sure conversations between Dean, United, and his representatives have been ongoing”.
Henderson is a firm favorite among both players and fans at Bramall Lane. Indeed, Billy Sharp admitted last week that the stopper wants to stay at Bramall Lane if he isn’t going to play at Old Trafford next term.
With David De Gea still in the number one slot, that could well be the case.
Wilder continuing to play it cool when it comes to Henderson
The Sheffield United manager is never one for giving much away. Nor is he one for being held to ransom when it comes to players and their futures.
The message from the Blades boss seems very much a ‘what will be will be’ message. Of course, Wilder wants to see Henderson remain in S2. However, he will also be acutely aware that he can’t simply bank on his goalkeeper returning for a third spell.
Wilder, then, will no doubt be drawing up potential targets should a deal for Henderson not come off. The Blades have already been linked with other goalkeepers. Turkish stopper, Ugurcan Cakir, just one of the names being mentioned.