Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is being considered by Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to football.london.
Spurs captain Hugo Lloris can apparently no longer be relied upon between the posts as he once was. Lloris has made a number of high profile errors and manager Jose Mourinho is said to be looking at alternatives.
There is no one currently at the club who can replace the France international, with Paulo Gazzaniga an inferior option to the 33-year-old.
Therefore, Tottenham are looking at who they could bring in and Henderson is on the list. Burnley’s Nick Pope and Ben Foster of Watford are others on the radar from the Premier League. Ajax number one Andre Onana completes the wish list.
Why Spurs are unlikely to sign the Sheffield United stopper
Henderson is on loan at Bramall Lane from Manchester United for the second season running. The 23-year-old has greatly enhanced his reputation during that time, helping the Blades to promotion last season and to a current position of seventh in the top flight.
The South Yorkshire club are keen to sign Henderson on loan for a third successive year. The Sheffield Star reports the England Under-21 international is open to that – if he can’t become first choice at Old Trafford.
David de Gea currently holds that position. Having signed a new contract until 2023, the Spaniard looks set to maintain that for the foreseeable future.
Henderson isn’t prepared to sit on the bench and wait for his chance to come. Which, in theory, should give Spurs hope of landing the ‘keeper.
However, if Man United are to let Henderson leave, they do not want to let him join a direct rival. While Tottenham trail the Red Devils by four points and three places as things stand, it would be foolish to suggest they’re not a rival.
The North London side have finished in the top six for the past ten years. They have qualified for the Champions League on six of those occasions, while former Man United boss Mourinho is now in charge.
The chances of Henderson joining them are minimal. The Blades should not feel threatened.