Manchester United have reached an agreement with Sheffield United regarding the immediate future of goalkeeper Dean Henderson.
Henderson has spent the last two seasons on loan at Bramall Lane, but there was some uncertainty on whether he would return to United when his contract expires on June 30.
But the Guardian report that Henderson will play for Chris Wilder’s side for the rest of the season with an agreement between the two clubs reached in principle.
Henderson has arguably been the best ‘keeper in the Premier League this season, shining in the Blades’ unlikely push for the European places.
The 23-year-old has been rewarded with a senior England call-up, and was fighting for a starting berth under Gareth Southgate at this summer’s European Championships before it was delayed due to coronavirus.
The Guardian suggest no deal has officially been completed with minor details still remaining, but it is a formality that an official loan extension will be done before June 23.
Sheffield United are currently entwined in a battle for the Champions Legaue spots with United, in what will be a fascinating end to the season.
The Blades are currently just two points behind United with a game in hand, and the game between the two sides at Old Trafford on June 24 will prove crucial. Fortunately, Henderson won’t be able to take any part in the match due to terms in his loan agreement.
However, Henderson has given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a serious dilemma ahead of next season and it remains unclear what the Norwegian will decide upon.
Henderson clearly has the potential to be future United number one, but is unlikely to oust David De Gea from the position and may have to stay patient and spend yet another season out on loan.