Manchester United place astronomical price tag on Dean Henderson, but will pay some of his wages for loan move
Manchester United have placed an astronomical £40 million price tag on Dean Henderson for him to leave Old Trafford this summer, but would be willing to pay a portion of his wages should he leave on loan before next season.
Newcastle were interested in Dean Henderson in January, but United were unwilling to let him go mid-season. However, they would let him leave in the summer should their hefty valuation on the English goalkeeper be met, with offers around 40 million ready to be considered according to the Daily Star.
Should he swap Manchester for Tyneside in the summer, his move would make him the most expensive English goalkeeper in history, overtaking Jordan Pickford’s £25 million move to Everton in 2017, and Aaron Ramsdale’s move to Arsenal last summer.
Henderson free to leave on loan
However, as per The Sun, the Red Devils would be willing to let Henderson leave on loan in the summer and would even be happy to pay a part of his £120k per week wages.
They report that ‘United could pay half or more to help him leave and clear the way for new arrivals’.
‘The club’s specialist keeper scout Tony Coton is looking for both a No2 AND No 3 for next season, so Henderson has basically been written out of the plans’
Of course, this could change in the imminent future, with Erik Ten Hag expected to join the club as the new manager in the summer and will have final say on the ins and outs at the club in the summer it would be assumed.
Henderson could suit the Ajax man more than current no.1 David De Gea, who lacks the ability to play out with his feet which even his extraordinary shot-stopping this season may not be able to make up for. Should the Englishman leave, United will soon be searching for a new no.1 as well as a new no.2.