Sheffield United will press ahead with their move for Aaron Ramsdale as talks continue to stall between Dean Henderson, Man United, and the Blades.
Chris Wilder is apparently keen to bring back Ramsdale to Bramall Lane, with the Daily Mail claiming last week that a £15m bid was set to be lodged.
And with Dean Henderson’s situation at Old Trafford becoming increasingly foggy, it looks like United will now continue in their efforts to land the Bournemouth stopper.
That is, according to respected journalist David Anderson (Mirror), who states that Chris Wilder is now going to accelerate with his plans to sign his former goalkeeper. Wilder sold Ramsdale back in 2018 as he tried to shape a squad capable of competing in the Championship.
It looks, then, like Henderson won’t be returning for a third spell at ‘The Lane’ for now. Ramsdale’s signing, plus the addition of Wes Foderingham, will mean the Blades are well-stocked in the goalkeeping department.
What’s happened with Dean Henderson and why is he not signing?
In a nutshell, it looks like it’s coming down to money.
Manchester United want Henderson to sign a new deal with them before they agree to any new loan deal. And while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy for ‘Hendo’ to go out again, there is a catch.
The Sun claims that the Red Devils want any club taking Henderson to pay his full new wage. That would apparently equate to around £100k-a-week, something the Blades simply won’t do.
So, while Henderson has been tremendous for United, it looks like we’ll have to get used to seeing a new number one in the coming season.