Henderson unlikely to return, as Sheff Utd see £12m keeper bid knocked back

Date published: Thursday 6th August 2020 8:30 - Matthew Briggs

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Dean Henderson looks unlikely to return to Sheffield United for a third loan spell after the Blades made a bid for Aaron Ramsdale.

Sky Sports report that Bournemouth have rejected a bid in excess of £12m from Sheffield United for their goalkeeper and Player of the Year.

Blades boss Chris Wilder looks to be searching for a replacement for England Under-21 star Henderson after two brilliant seasons in South Yorkshire.

Wilder is keen to be reunited with Ramsdale, 22, after selling him to the Cherries for £1m three years ago.

The report claims Bournemouth believe Ramsdale is at a similar stage in his career to Jordan Pickford when he joined Everton in 2017 for an initial £25m.

As for Henderson’s future with his parent club Manchester United, it seems uncertain.



Henderson is in negotiations over a new contract at Old Trafford with his existing deal set to expire in 2022.

Earlier this week Football Insider claimed United had made a “breakthrough” in talks with the keeper, who has not played a senior game for the club.

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Apparently Frank Lampard had reportedly targeted the Sheffield United loanee as the man to replace the wobbly Kepa Arrizabalaga.

However, Lampard had become “frustrated” in his attempts to lure Henderson from Manchester.

Only yesterday though The Sun maintained that Henderson wanted assurances about being United’s no.1 before signing a new deal.

In July, Henderson insisted that he could look for a “different avenue” if his United dream did not work out.

He told TV3: “I think it’s clear for everyone to know. I want to play for Manchester United and England.

“It feels like I always hit a brick wall. Maybe I’ll get the opportunity [to play for Man Utd], maybe I won’t, then I’ll have to look down a different avenue.”

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