Dean Henderson could be in line to land a new contract from Manchester United worth £100k a week, effectively putting an end to the Blades’ hopes of a permanent move.
According to a report from the Sun, the Red Devils want to offer Henderson new terms. It is a plan from those in charge at Old Trafford to try and ward off Chelsea. The Blues have been credited with an interest in signing Henderson as a replacement for Kepa.
The Blades, meanwhile, remain keen on getting Henderson back at Bramall Lane. A loan deal is more likely, however, there will have been some hope amongst some fans that a potential permanent move could be on the horizon.
But a move to £100k a week would effectively end United’s pursuit. The Blades have a strict wage structure and that will be nowhere near those sorts of figures.
It means, then, that unless the Blades can pursue another loan deal, it looks very much like Dean Henderson will be a Manchester United player next season.
An unsurprising move from the Old Trafford hierarchy
Given Henderson’s superb form and brilliant ability, it’s little surprise to see Man United wanted to tie him down further.
He did actually only sign a new deal prior to moving to Bramall Lane previously. However, such has been his performance level that officials at Old Trafford now fully believe they have the next England number one on their hands.
‘Keepers of that calibre don’t come along often. So, from a Man United perspective, it makes perfect sense to tie him down to a long-term and big-money deal.
The Blades will still harness hopes of making a loan move. However, any hopes of a permanent deal are looking dead in the water if these current numbers are to be believed.