Manchester United will pay some weekly wages for Fulham and Bournemouth target Dean Henderson if he goes on loan
According to The Sun, Manchester United are ready to partly take on the financial obligation to pay Dean Henderson his weekly wages if the goalkeeper goes out on loan next season, in the event he is not the No.1 of the club. Fulham and Bournemouth are two names linked with the Englishman.
Henderson is one of the brightest prospects to come out of Carrington in recent years, following in the footsteps of former starlets such as Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, and Paul Pogba to play for the first team.
However, he has seen himself be forced to play understudy to first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea ever since the Englishman made his senior debut for the club. This season, de Gea has been in the form of his life, pulling off wonder saves to keep the team in the game.
The Spaniard’s presence between the sticks will prove to be a constant threat to Henderson in the near future. Hence, if he is looking for an opportunity to temporarily depart the club in the upcoming summer window and gain more first-team minutes, a loan move is ideal.
Written out of the plans
With his minutes on the pitch for his boyhood club being limited, other clubs will try to poach the 25-year-old this summer. However, not a lot of these sides can cover all his pay, which is an issue that even United are aware of.
The Red Devils are said to be interested in financing a loan move for the goalkeeper, and they ‘will pay’ a part of his £120,000-a-week wages if he moves temporarily this summer. The Premier League giants could pay half or more to help him leave, and clear the way for new arrivals ahead of the new campaign.
It is certainly a case of Henderson being unlucky with regards to playing regularly for the first team, given how talented he is. He has proven in the past that he has what it takes to survive in the Premier League, having a brilliant extended loan spell with Sheffield United.
This term, he has mostly been utilised by the manager for FA Cup and League Cup games, which come far and few between. Given that the Red Devils were knocked out early in both these competitions, the Englishman’s appearances for the club have been extremely limited.
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To make things worse, it is said that the club’s specialist keeper scout Tony Coton is looking for both a deputy and back-up to de Gea next season, so Henderson may be written out of the plans. If this is true, then a move away from Old Trafford would be beneficial for him.
At 25, he honestly deserves better than this- to play regularly for a good team and make the Three Lions squad on a consistent basis. And those who have seen him in action would agree with that because he has the talent to meet such demands. Whether he can ever make the cut at United, however, remains to be seen.