Sheffield United could be boosted in their hopes of landing Manchester United loanee, Dean Henderson, on a permanent deal if latest reports are to be believed.
The Manchester Evening News has reported that Henderson has set out his terms to Man United over his return to the club. Those terms, apparently, include a guarantee of Henderson being the number one at the club.
With David De Gea and Sergio Romero both on the books, that demand is a hefty one to make by the 22-year-old. However, such has been his form in the Premier League this season, Henderson will feel he has a right to make such demands.
Indeed, Henderson has kept nine clean-sheets for the Blades. Only Alisson as Liverpool has kept as many as the England man.
Blades boss, Chris Wilder, has previously insisted that Henderson’s future lies at Old Trafford. But with the stopper seemingly unwilling to sit and bide his time in Manchester, a gap may well open up for Wilder.
The United boss has recently been backed in the transfer market by his board. The record signing of Sander Berge has, therefore, given some around Bramall Lane a hint of hope that the club might well back Wilder when it comes to Henderson.
The number one target
If there is even a sniff of Dean Henderson being available in the summer then Chris Wilder will go for it.
Arguably, the Blades could sign nobody else and just bring in Henderson and it would still represent a good summer window. Henderson’s quality shines through in abundance.
Furthermore, given he is already adored at the Lane, his decision would surely be an easy one. With England in action in Euro 2020 this summer and Henderson expected to be in the squad, the time is now for him to keep playing.
If Man United do insist on sticking with De Gea over Henderson, then the door might well be ajar for the Blades to make their move.