Reports: Bayern Munich and Juventus enter race for Manchester United star
- Will Manchester United let him leave?
What's the rumour?
Manchester United are wealthier than most top European clubs when it comes to the goalscoring department. Now, Bayern Munich and Juventus have taken note of that fact and are keeping tabs on Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson who is currently shining for Championship team Sheffield United, according to ESPN.
In case you didn't know...
Dean Henderson is one of the most important players in the Sheffield squad as they push for promotion to the English top flight. The 21-year-old had signed a 2-year contract with the Red Devils and was subsequently loaned out to Shrewsbury where he impressed heavily and was named in the League One Team of the Year.
He subsequently joined Sheffield United on loan and with his current contract expiring in the summer, Manchester United hold the option to further extend his contract by a year.
The heart of the matter
Henderson has been one of the stars of Sheffield Wednesday's campaign as they sit at third on the Championship table posing a major threat to Norwich and Leeds United in a bid to secure automatic promotion to the top flight.
Henderson has kept a whopping 10 cleansheets so far with 3 of them coming in the last 5 games. While Manchester United are keen to hold on to the promising youngster, they will find it difficult to fend off attention from top European clubs with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur also keeping tabs on Henderson.
Henderson will be the fourth choice goalkeeper at Manchester United after David de Gea, Sergio Romero and Lee Grant. However, the Red Devils' academy staff tip him to be the future no.1 at Old Trafford.
Rumour rating/probability: 8/10
ESPN is a very reliable source when it comes to transfer rumours and given the circumstances, this looks pretty convincing.
Manchester United are likely to extend David de Gea's contract but they haven't made a breakthrough yet. As such, Henderson will find it difficult to break into the first team. He will have to play second fiddle at Manchester United. It might do his career a world of good to join a top European side if he can get enough playing time.
Otherwise, he could choose to stay put at Manchester United as Sergio Romero is 31-years-old and Lee Grant is 36-years-old. His time will come sooner or later.Published 08 Feb 2019, 11:34 IST