Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is reportedly being considered to be allowed to leave the club on loan in January as he seeks to get more playing time in an attempt to become England’s number-one ahead of next year’s Euros.
Henderson, 23, joined United’s youth academy in 2013 and after hugely successful loan spells including a two year stint at Sheffield United, the Englishman has grown to become a senior first-team player.
The 23-year-old shot-stopper was recalled to the United side earlier this summer and was handed a new long-term bumper deal, as per Sky Sports.
Despite the general consensus being that Henderson would compete with David De Gea for the right to wear the United number-one jersey, rumours have emerged suggesting the young keeper may be loaned out in January.
According to a recent report from ESPN, Henderson is keen to become England’s number-one ahead of next year’s Euros which were postponed by 12-months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
ESPN’s report claims that England manager Gareth Southgate has told United’s keeper that he must get more game time in order to be considered as his country’s first-choice which could prompt a new year loan move.
The report also goes onto state that Henderson’s situation could mean that out-of-favour keeper Sergio Romero is forced to wait for a summer move rather than a January one.