Manchester United are considering giving Dean Henderson a chance when his loan spell at Sheffield United ends, according to The Sun.
Henderson’s second consecutive season-long loan at Bramall Lane will expire at the end of this campaign. Yet Blades manager, Chris Wilder, says talks are already underway about extending that into a third year.
However, Man United may bring Henderson back to Old Trafford instead as they could lose two goalkeepers at the end of 2019/20. Lee Grant is out of contract and isn’t expected to be offered a new deal.
Meanwhile, Sergio Romero is open to leaving in order to achieve regular first team football. Romero is understood to be happy with the Red Devils, but wants more game time.
Both Real Sociedad and Villarreal are thought to be interested in the Argentina international – who is under contract until 2021. There is also the option to extend that by a further 12 months.
Romero had thought that he could become number one. Yet that was before David de Gea signed a new deal to keep him with the club until 2023.
Will Manchester United recall Henderson?
Apparently the recruitment process has already begun in case both Grant and Romero leave. Beyond De Gea, the only ‘keeper options to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are Joel Pereira – currently on loan at Hearts – and deadline day signing, Nathan Bishop, from Southend United.
Bishop is only 20-years-old and is clearly one for the future.
Yet Henderson has been impressing in the Premier League this term with the Blades. Only Liverpool’s Alisson and Nick Pope of Burnley can match his haul of nine clean sheets so far this season.
Henderson is an ambitious player and won’t be happy being backup to De Gea for too long if he returns. However, the Spain international himself has been linked with a move away – with Paris Saint-Germain believed to be interested.
Also, with De Gea becoming increasingly error-prone, Henderson could even stake a claim to take the 29-year-old’s place.