Dean Henderson has made quite the impression on the Premier League during the 2019/20 season.
After spending the 2018/19 season on-loan at Sheffield United during the Blades’ successful promotion campaign, the Englishman was re-signed temporarily by Chris Wilder.
What a move that has turned out to be. Henderson has been one of the key men behind Sheffield United’s incredible return to the English top-flight, with the club currently competing to qualify for European football.
At the beginning of the season, the majority of casual football fans tipped the Blades to be relegated without putting up much of a fight – how wrong we all were.
Henderson’s brilliance between the sticks has not gone unnoticed by his parent club Manchester United and the Red Devils are planning to offer him a serious pay rise.
According to The Sun, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will hand the 23-year-old a bumper new deal worth £100,000-a-week, his FOURTH pay rise without ever having started a game for the club.
Henderson is being earmarked as England’s future number one and United believe he is the man to succeed David De Gea in the future.
The Englishman has kept 10 clean sheets in the Premier League this season, making 70 saves in his 27 games along the way.
No wonder United are desperate to ward off interest from Chelsea, but £100,000-a-week is a serious amount of money.
To put the figure into perspective, new superstar signing Bruno Fernandes pockets the same wage at the club, while Aaron Wan-Bissaka takes home £10,000-a-week less.
As per The Sun, current second-choice goalkeeper Sergio Romero is sitting on £70,000-a-week.
But away from the figures, United’s desperation to keep ahold of Henderson is more than merited.
Not only does he aid the club in meeting the homegrown quota, but he’s already looking like one of the finest goalkeepers in world football.
Losing him – especially to a rival like Chelsea – would be a hammer blow the club can ill afford.
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