Newest Sports activities Information
In line with studies from ESPN, Daily Mail and Telegraph, Chelsea and several other different groups, together with PSG and Spurs most prominently, are fascinated about buying Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson in the summertime.
The 22-year-old goalkeeper has been on mortgage at Sheffield United for the final two seasons. Within the first, he helped them obtain promotion with the Championship’s joint-best defensive report. Within the second, he’s backstopping the Premier League’s second most stingy protection. Nobody has stored extra clear sheets than Henderson (although Alisson additionally has 9 in eight fewer matches), and it’s an identical state of affairs by way of save percentage, the place solely Alisson’s higher. Henderson can be within the prime 5 in all advanced goalkeeping stats, together with post-shot xG plus/minus. (Kepa, as we all know, is within the backside two or three in all these.)
Henderson’s statistics and total play have unsurprisingly put him within the dialog not only for the England beginning job, however for any massive staff in want of enchancment on the place. PSG and Spurs are each relying in growing old and fading choices (Keylor Navas and Hugo Lloris, respectively, each 33), and Chelsea clearly are coping with the Kepa state of affairs. Whereas criticism of Kepa can typically be excessive, we do on the very least want some correct competitors for him. In the meantime, Sheffield United are hoping to maintain him for an additional season as nicely.
However issues get difficult from there, since Manchester United maintain the keys to their former academy goalkeeper’s future nonetheless. They apparently nonetheless view him as a future number-one, despite the fact that they lately prolonged David de Gea till 2024. Henderson’s solely beneath contract till 2022, which makes the upcoming summer time a vital interval.
Would United entertain the thought of promoting to a top-four/-six rival (and that features Sheffield United as nicely proper now)? Are Chelsea actually prepared to chop our losses on Arrizabalaga? (Henderson & Baxter, 2020 — you heard it right here first!)
At the very least Henderson’s a extra palatable and promising goal than, say, Nick Pope…