Manchester United star Dean Henderson is reportedly ‘on the verge’ of joining Newcastle. The England international has made just three appearances this term and has fallen behind David De Gea in the Red Devils’ pecking order. Now, a fresh challenge at St James’ Park awaits.
Manchester United had been expected to make Henderson their No 1 at the start of the campaign, having dislodged David De Gea last term.
But the England international has endured a troublesome season, being regularly overlooked by both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.
Now, the Manchester Evening News say Henderson is ‘on the verge’ of joining Newcastle.
The Toon had hoped to snap up the former Sheffield United loanee back in the January transfer window, only to end up missing out.
It’s claimed that Newcastle have held discussions over signing Henderson on loan amid his lack of game time at Old Trafford.
But there’s also a chance he’ll move to St James’ Park on a permanent basis, too.
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Speaking recently, meanwhile, former United star Tomas Kuszczak expressed sympathy towards Henderson.
“Obviously for Dean this is difficult,” he said.
“He proved himself last season, the manager Ole trusted him and gave him games, and he did very well, but if you’ve got two keepers like Dean and David, who are both prepared to play the whole season long, it’s always going to be a choice of the manager who’s going to get the first chance.
“I’ve been in a similar situation where Edwin (van der Sar) got injured and I got a longer spell. I felt so comfortable and started to build confidence and match fitness, and then Edwin came and he had the right to be the number one because he’d started the season [there].
“If we lose [Henderson], we need to replace him and bring in another goalkeeper who is going to be a number one goalkeeper, because I think Manchester United have two number one goalkeepers. It’s going to be very difficult because obviously everyone wants to play, and I don’t know what the new manager is going to do”