Dean Henderson’s Man United future to become clearer in next 2 weeks: Sky

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A new Dean Henderson contract seems to be on the table, as Manchester United look to tie the up-and-coming shot-stopper down to a fresh, long-term deal.

The story comes from Sky Sports News, who claim that Henderson’s future is set to become clearer over the next two weeks as contract talks enter a ‘crucial stage’.

Apparently discussions over these new terms, which would make Henderson amongst the highest-paid goalkeepers in Europe, have been ongoing for several weeks now. As of this moment, no deal has been finalised.

What’s interesting is that United see the 23-year-old as the long-term first-choice option and are keen to secure him on a new five-year contract.

Apparently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a ‘huge admirer’ of Henderson’s, while the Baby Faced Assassin hasn’t ruled out the Englishman going head-to-head with David de Gea for the starting spot next season.

After thirteen clean-sheets for Sheffield United last season, Henderson’s stock continues to rise. Understandably, they want him back on loan, with Chelsea also interested in the shot-stopper.

So what now?

As of right now, Henderson has two years left to run on his current contract at Old Trafford. United also hold the option to extend that by a further year.

United have every reason to be relaxed about the situation. However, they’ll want to get a deal done as soon as possible. The longer this drags out, the price is only going one way; upwards.

I love Henderson. I actually think he’s ready to be given his first-team chance right now. However, what do you do with De Gea? He’s on a huge contract and wouldn’t be happy sitting on the bench.

For me, the mistakes made by De Gea make this a real possibility going into 2020/21. In an ideal world, Henderson comes back and plays in the Champions League and cup games. However, I just don’t think he’d go for that…

Would a Dean Henderson contract make sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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