Chelsea interested in signing 22-year-old Premier League shot-stopper
Man United shot-stopper Dean Henderson will be targeted by Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in the summer transfer window, according to reports. England international has impressed on his season-long loan spell at Sheffield United, keeping nine clean sheets in 26 games having also starred for the Blades in the Championship last term.
With David de Gea firmly established as Red Devils No.1, Blades coach Chris Wilder may see the chance to hold on to Dean for another campaign. Extending Henderson’s remain at Brammall Lane could be complicated, however, by interest from French champions PSG and Chelsea.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper has been a vital cog in Sheffield United’s meteoric rise this campaign, marshalling the second-best back-line in the Premier League, with leaders Liverpool have conceded fewer goals and is said to be unwilling to come back to the Theatre of Dreams as De Gea’s understudy.
His accomplished performances have sparked speculation he could be called up to Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 squad, where the Englishman could play second-fiddle to Everton’s Jordan Pickford.
Red Devils will have to battle to keep hold of the promising youngster, as both PSG and Chelsea are likely to be able to offer Champions League football. Blues keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga will be waiting with bated breathe to see if boss Frank Lampard drops him for the second match in a row when Chelsea take on the Red Devils on Monday.
The world’s most expensive goalie was apparently ‘shocked’ by the decision, and if relations sour between footballer and coach, the No.1 spot may be open for the likes of Dean Henderson to fill.