Manchester United will have talks next week with Dean Henderson as the tension on underfire goalkeeper David de Gea is rising, reports The Daily Mail.
Henderson is willing to move to Old Trafford next season after two years on loan at Sheffield United provided he is told he will be the team’s No 1 keeper.
The talented 23-year-old has no intention of serving as backup for De Gea, who is under pressure after another calamitous display in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final in United in Chelsea’s 3-1 loss. This placed fresh pressure on manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop De Gea and placed a question mark on the Spaniard’s long-term future with the 29-year-old club.
That could open the door to highly esteemed Henderson, who will be playing his final Sheffield United game on Sunday before his representatives meet with Old Trafford officials next week.
We will discuss improving the £35,000-a-week deal signed by Henderson a year ago to reflect his recent performance amid involvement with Chelsea.
Sheffield United needs Henderson back so he’s keen to compete at a higher stage as long as he’s the first pick.
The possibility of replacing De Gea at United depends on whether Solskjaer is willing to help the former Atletico Madrid keeper or calling time to his Old Trafford career after more than 400 appearances.
Another challenge will be to seek a team that is eager to recruit De Gea for £375,000 a week according to the contract he agreed on last September. That contract still has three years to run.