Tottenham Hotspur target Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson in summer transfer window
According to Manchester Evening News, Tottenham Hotspur have identified Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson as a transfer target for next summer. He has failed to gather enough game time due to the resurgence of David de Gea in goal.
Hugo Lloris will see his current contract with Spurs expire at the end of the current season. As such, they have looked at Henderson as a potential signing for the summer transfer window. The latter had a loan offer from Ajax for the rest of the current campaign as he was desperate to get minutes.
However, Man United have blocked the possibility of a loan in January on the recommendation of Ralf Rangnick. The German coach is adamant that they need three first-team goalkeepers, which could lead to a potential clash between him and the 24-year-old.
The Englishman has a deal with the Red Devils which lasts until 2025, and a salary package of £120,000-a-week. It remains to be seen if a move could be facilitated at the end of the season, depending on whether the confrontation takes place or not.
Dean Henderson to Spurs?
The Spurs captain may not have many years left in the top-flight, and a replacement would have to be lined up eventually. The United star was excellent when he played at Sheffield United and it was the same case when he got minutes at Old Trafford as well. The prospect of him replacing Lloris in the long term would be intriguing to think about as he could be a solid replacement.
If the Frenchman renews his contract, our chances of signing the England goalkeeper could take a hit because in that case, minutes cannot be guaranteed. The Tottenham ‘keeper may not have a lot of footballing years left in him but his performances this season have shown that he can still play at the top level- at least for now.
Pierluigi Gollini has not shown any signs that he could become our number one in the future. He could be allowed to return to Atalanta once his loan period ends. That would open up a spot in the team but it makes sense for Henderson to replace Lloris if it is regular minutes that the 24-year-old Englishman is chasing.
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That’s not all, as a transfer to a direct Premier League rival is often challenging to finalise. After all, Rangnick could very well strengthen us in the process of him weakening his own team, granted Henderson does move to N17. Thus, there are several factors to consider before we can start dreaming about the Manchester United goalkeeper manning our posts.
Until then, the best we can do is hope that Lloris stays until we have a replacement in mind.