Former manager Neil Warnock has backed Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder to do all he can to sign Dean Henderson on a permanent basis.
The 22-year-old has been exceptional during his second successive season-long loan spell at Bramall Lane, and Warnock believes the Blades should pay whatever it takes to ensure the goalkeeper stays at the club:
“I think Henderson, he’s been outstanding. I’m sure Chris has been coaching him and telling him that he will go to the top. I’m sure Sheffield United would snap him up tomorrow, Chris will sign him whatever he costs.”
The Blades were handed a major boost earlier this month when it was revealed that Henderson’s parent club Manchester United were willing to sell the keeper to the Yorkshire side, as long as there is a buyback clause inserted in the deal.
The Red Devils are reluctant to sell him to a direct rival, with Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain also reportedly interested, and offloading him to Chris Wilder’s team would allow the shot-stopper to get regular game time.
However, there is still one major obstacle before any deal can go ahead. Manchester United are said to want at least £30m for Henderson. Whether the Blades can stump up that sort of cash, we shall have to wait and see.