Henderson wants OUT at Man Utd

James Shearman Updated: 17 Nov 2021 15:43 CET 3 min read
Chelsea, Arsenal or Milan? Dean Henderson at Man Utd crossroads

Manchester United's Dean Henderson has been allowed to leave on loan in the January transfer window but would prefer a permanent departure from the club.

The goalkeeper has failed to overtake David de Gea in manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's pecking order, meaning he has made just the one start this season.

The 24-year-old's lack of game time, besides one outing in the EFL Cup, has seen him lose his place in the England squad.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate is thought to be a fan of Henderson but can't justify picking someone with so few minutes in recent weeks.

As such, the former Sheffield United loanee is looking for a way out of Old Trafford.

Henderson to leave man Utd?

Solskjaer has spoken to Henderson about his future and has suggested going on a long-term loan, until the end of the 2022-23 campaign.

However, according to 90min.com, the goalkeeper is not convinced of the benefits of such deal.

That's because there is no indication that David de Gea will leave the club in the next few seasons, so Henderson would end up backing up the Spaniard once more on his return.

De Gea's contract does run out in 2023, which would align with the conclusion of Henderson's potential loan move, but it seems as though the 31-year-old is keen to stay in Manchester.

He has been in impressive form lately, often limiting the damage that United suffer in their worst period of form under the Norwegian boss.

As for Henderson, he will, no doubt, have a number of suitors should he decide to leave the club on a permanent basis in January.

A move to Newcastle appears highly likely given the club's new owners will be looking to bring in high-quality individuals to ensure survival this season.

In fact, he could even make the switch alongside the likes of Jesse Lingard and Donny van de Beek who have also struggled for first-team minutes.

A fee in the region of £40 million should be plenty enough to acquire the academy graduate.