Manchester United plan to offer Dean Henderson a lucrative new contract just 12 months after he signed the last deal.
According to The Sun, United have drawn up a plan for 23-year-old Henderson, who has his eye on United’s role as no.1.
England-hopeful Henderson has been on loan at Sheffield United for the last two seasons. Blades boss Chris Wilder has been impressed with the player and is desperate to sign him on loan for a third time.
However, Wilder has reportedly been told that he must stump up all of Henderson’s wages after covering a part of them previously.
Henderson signed a three-year deal last summer which guaranteed him £35,000 a week, which the Blades were partly covering.
Now Henderson is closing in on a new £100,000-a-week contract at Old Trafford and United want the Blades to cover his pay 100% if he rejoins on loan.
Old Trafford chiefs want him tying to a new deal to keep Chelsea at bay and would be happy to send him on loan to Bramall Lane for a third and final season.
Football Insider reported last week that Frank Lampard had hit a brick wall with United unwilling to sell to a top-four rival. In fact Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was desperate to keep Henderson and “discussions are at an advanced stage following a breakthrough”.
United officials are trying to tie the England Under-21 man to a new long-term deal with his existing contract set to expire in 2022.
One more season for De Gea
The report suggests that “United could keep blunder-prone David De Gea for one more season”.
Then they think Henderson will then be ready to take De Gea’s place.
The Blades meanwhile have been making enquiries elsewhere.
Sky Sports reported that Bournemouth had rejected a bid in excess of £12m from Sheffield United for their goalkeeper and Player of the Year Aaron Ramsdale.
While the Blades have also been linked with Ugurcan Cakir from Trabzonspor.