Newcastle United are now reportedly considering signing Dean Henderson this summer.
The Lowdown: Lack of playing time
Henderson has been largely out of favor at Manchester United this season with just three games played in total across all competitions, and none in the Premier League (Who scored).
The goalkeeper lack to feature in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for their friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast in March, and will likely look to move away from Old Trafford in search of more game time, given that it is a World Cup year.
The latest: Newcastle interest
Writing in his last piece for Manchester Evening NewsReliable journalist Samuel Luckhurst has revealed the St. James’ Park faithful are “interested” in signing Henderson this summer and are “considering” a £40m deal for him.
Should Newcastle sign Henderson?
He would be “open” to moving to the North East, but “sources‘ thinks it’s more likely he’ll only move on loan, as his contract with the Red Devils doesn’t expire until 2025.
The verdict: it’s worth it
Even though he hasn’t played much this term, Henderson could well be worth a punt, especially on an initial loan deal, meaning the Tyneside outfit wouldn’t have to shell out £40million right now.
Nicknamed a ‘mad‘ and ‘exceptionalplayer of former Sheffield United team-mate Sander Berge, the six-foot-tall colossus has already shown his credentials in the top flight, as he has kept 13 clean sheets despite being on loan to the Blades just a few seasons ago.
Nevertheless, he is still relatively young for a keeper at 25 and therefore has the potential to become one of the best in the division under Eddie Howe.
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