“No one wants to buy him” – Goldbridge takes aim at 26 y/o Man United star amid transfer talk

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Mark Goldbridge thinks Manchester United shouldn’t lend Dean Henderson out this summer.

The 26-year-old played for Nottingham Forest on loan the previous season.

What is Dean Henderson’s market value?

Henderson was previously anticipated to leave Old Trafford for good this window, but things have since altered.

The custodian has spent his whole career with Manchester United and has had a number of productive loan stints, including two years at Sheffield United, one of which was in the Premier League and saw the Blades finish ninth. The Englishman also started 10 of the team’s final 12 league games as they earned a second-place finish in the 2020–21 season while serving as the club’s starting goalkeeper under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.

The goalkeeper went on loan to Nottingham Forest last season, which was considered as a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate his ability as a Premier League starter. At the City Ground, the loanee accomplished exactly that, starting 18 games before his season was ultimately cut short by injury.

Following the acquisition of Cameroonian Andre Onana from Inter Milan, it appears that Henderson, who recently returned from a loan, will not have the opportunity to take over as the Red Devils’ new starting custodian. The player has expressed his dissatisfaction with serving as the backup keeper, and given that his present contract is set to expire in the summer of 2025, he could want to try to make a move now to maintain his good standing.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Forest is interested in having him return to the City Ground for the upcoming season.

“Manchester United has received two offers from Nottingham Forest. Dean Henderson’s loan proposition and Elanga’s request for a long-term contract. After being close to securing Ola Aina’s free transfer, Forest wants to complete both deals.

Speaking on The United Stand YouTube channel, Goldbridge expressed his astonishment at the fact that United hasn’t been able to sign Henderson to a long-term contract and his desire for the team to cease loaning out the custodian:

What information is necessary for any club this summer. I don’t understand why no one wants to buy him, why we can’t sell him, and why we wouldn’t be open to loaning him out. But in the end, maybe the great Dean Henderson doesn’t have the options that he thinks he does. He was on loan to Sheffield United a few years ago, and he was at Nottingham Forest last season. You know what you’re getting with him.

Dean Henderson’s replacement at Manchester United?

There are actually two candidates United might use to take Henderson’s place.

The club may consider internal promotions for a few individuals. Tom Heaton, a seasoned Premier League custodian, might be one contender. Earlier in this transfer window, the Red Devils vetoed Heaton’s potential move because they wanted to keep him on staff. Another choice is Matej Kovar, a very promising young custodian from the Czech Republic who spent last season on loan with Sparta Prague in the Czech first division and contributed to the team’s championship. According to rumours, though, the club intends to loan the talented kid out for the upcoming campaign.

The Red Devils may also search the market for their next backup custodian; Zion Suzuki, a young Japanese custodian, is allegedly a target. Due to the similarities in their playing styles and the fact that they both feel at ease playing with their feet, the Japanese player has been compared to Onana. However, according to rumours, the teenager has declined the transfer because he feels that in order to be Japan’s first-choice keeper before the 2018 Olympic Games, he must play regularly for the first squad.

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