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Wilder Provides Key Update On Star’s Future As Loan Deadline Nears

Wilder Provides Key Update On Star’s Future As Loan Deadline Nears

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has confirmed that Dean Henderson is all set to extend his loan spell at Bramall Lane until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old is currently due to return to Old Trafford on July 1st, but Wilder says that an agreement has been reached for the shot-stopper to remain with the Blades for at least another month:

“I believe it’s now just administration with the two clubs. I had a chat with Ole and he was fine with extending his loan until the end of the season.”

“Hopefully, that will get signed off before the deadline. I appreciate Ole’s help on that one. Dean has been great for us and we have been great for Dean.”

Henderson will, however, be missing from the squad when Sheffield United face Manchester United on Wednesday evening. He is ineligible to play against his parent club so either Simon Moore or Michael Verrips will take his place in goal.

The keeper’s future beyond the end of the campaign, though, still remains in doubt. Wilder has expressed an interest in keeping him for a third successive season, although he admits that decision is out of his hands.

Chelsea have emerged as a potential rival in recent days with reports that the Blues could be prepared to pay £50m for Henderson, although the Red Devils are unlikely to want to sell to a rival.