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Dean Henderson linked with Leeds, which would be bitter blow for Sheffield United

Dean Henderson is being linked with a January loan move to Leeds United.

The Sun reports that Henderson has already grown frustrated with a lack of game time at Manchester United this season.

Brighton and Hove Albion are also interested in a move for the goalkeeper, should he leave in the upcoming transfer window.

As are Bournemouth, but a drop down to the Championship seems unlikely.

Yet Man United are not thought to be keen on the idea, though, as Henderson is their main backup to David de Gea.

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Sergio Romero is also looking to leave Old Trafford. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may therefore be reluctant to allow the 23-year-old to go as well.

But Henderson is concerned his lack of minutes will hinder his chances of being the England number one at next summer’s Euros.

The former Sheffield United stopper has become a firm fixture in Gareth Southgate’s squad in recent times. He made his debut from the bench in the 3-0 friendly win over the Republic of Ireland earlier this month.

However, with Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope getting regular game time elsewhere in the Premier League, Henderson doesn’t want to get left behind.

Dean Henderson joining Leeds would be tough for Blades

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Chris Wilder and his recruitment team worked hard to bring Henderson back to Bramall Lane for a third successive season in 2020/21.

Yet all hopes ended when the England international signed a new lucrative six-year contract with Man United.

It’s believed Henderson now earns around £120,000-a-week. With the Blades having to pay that to sign him on loan, it is beyond their budget.

It’s why they instead brought Aaron Ramsdale back to South Yorkshire in an £18.5m deal.

But while Henderson has been warming the bench at Old Trafford, Ramsdale has been struggling to fill his gloves for the Blades.

The 22-year-old has perhaps come in for some unjust criticism during what has been a poor campaign overall for the club. But unfortunately for him the comparisons are inevitable.

As they struggle for form, it would therefore be tough to see Henderson playing on loan for another top flight side. Especially the Blades’ Yorkshire rivals Leeds.

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