Sheffield United should sign Dean Henderson on a permanent deal “whatever he costs”, according to former manager Neil Warnock.
Speaking to Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT, Warnock explained why the Blades should do all they can to sign the goalkeeper.
“He’s almost been faultless,” the 71-year-old said.
“I know you can judge him on his saves and things like that but I’ve always judged my goalkeepers on how many mistakes they make. I had Paddy Kenny for years and he hardly ever made a mistake.
“He’s (Henderson) been outstanding. I’m sure Chris has been coaching him and telling him that he will go to the top.
“I’m sure Sheffield United would snap him up tomorrow, Chris will sign him whatever he costs.”
Why Sheffield United might struggle to do what Warnock suggests
Henderson is apparently valued at £30m by parent club Manchester United. The 22-year-old is currently midway through his second successive year on loan at Bramall Lane.
Chris Wilder says talks have already begun with Man United over the prospect of bringing Henderson back for a third season. There has even been a suggestion that the Red Devils would sell the ‘keeper to the Blades, but include a buy-back clause.
However, a new report might hinder any plans Wilder has of bringing Henderson back to South Yorkshire. Goal claims that David de Gea could be sold by United this summer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to raise transfer funds and selling De Gea will help him achieve that. While the Spaniard would be open to a return to La Liga, a move to either Juventus or Paris Saint-Germain seems the most likely.
It would therefore see Henderson brought into his first team. Sergio Romero would stay on to help ease the England Under-21 international in by initially splitting the workload.
With Henderson’s stock constantly rising, the Blades may have to accept his time at the club will soon come to an end.