Chelsea and Tottenham linked with Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson
Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have both been named amongst clubs interested in a move for Manchester Untied goalkeeper Dean Henderson.
The England shot-stopper, who will have Euro 2020 ambitions heading into the summer, is currently acting as David De Gea’s number two at Old Trafford, despite an impressive season on loan at Sheffield United last term.
Manchester Evening News have reported that the 23-year-old has grown frustrated by his lack of first-team opportunities under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a season in which he has made just 13 appearances, many of which have come in the FA Cup and Europa League.
And with the youngster likely to remain playing second fiddle next season at Old Trafford next campaign, the likelihood of him departing the club has risen with Spurs, Chelsea and West Ham all now credited with an interest.
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Chelsea currently have month Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga fighting for a place between the posts with their Spanish understudy launching something of a resurgence in recent weeks, keeping back to back clean sheets under new boss Thomas Tuchel.
The German manager has made clear that Mendy remains his top choice but in handing Kepa a chance to shine he has made clear that the door does not remain firmly closed.
Meanwhile, Spurs and West Ham boast Hugo Lloris and Lukasz Fabianski, respectively – although Fabianski’s current deal is set to expire in the summer.
Speaking about his current goalkeeper situation after Thursday night’s win over Real Sociedad, in which Henderson played, Solskjaer said: “Dean is in with a shout. We pick a team on Saturday and Dean was very solid, good kicking and he could or should have had an assist for Marcus, which is another thing we worked on.
“He was clean in his handling, clean in his short passes and it was a good performance.
“He is maturing all the time but I have a very, very good goalkeeper in David [De Gea].
“He saved us against West Brom so I can’t say to you now. I always speak to the players first before I say who’s playing and they will know.”
Comment from Henderson himself has been few and far between this season, but when last asked about his role at Old Trafford, he said: “I’ve just got to keep ticking along, keep doing well and my best is yet to come.
“I’ll keep waiting for those opportunities and hopefully I can build a bit of momentum and show my best form.”