Manchester United’s Brandon Williams and Dean Henderson could be in line for new contracts at Old Trafford.
ESPN claimed on Monday afternoon that the impressive academy pairing could be set to sign renewed terms that would hopefully keep them at Carrington for the foreseeable future.
Both Williams and Henderson have signed long-term deals in the last 12 months but such has been their recent development, that United are keen to tie them down further.
A new contract for Williams could see his wage increase to something more along the lines of what forward Mason Greenwood is earning.
Both players are said to be crucial to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s vision as he strives to return Man United to their former glories.
Henderson has been particularly important on loan at Sheffield United this season but his future still remains unclear with David de Gea the undisputed number one.
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New deals for Williams and Henderson would be yet another sign of what United have been trying to develop – a young side centred around British players.
Harry Maguire and Daniel James joined last summer while Marcus Rashford has become a pillar of their current starting XI. Scottish midfielder Scott McTominay has also become a regular.
Although Williams isn’t yet key, he’s stepped in when needed at left-back this term and hasn’t looked out of depth during his nine Premier League starts – winning 1.3 tackles per game.
Valued at just £9.9m, according to Transfermarkt, he’s certainly someone United could use in defence for years to come if he matures correctly.
Henderson, on the other hand, is valued at £13.05m and could well leave the club in the summer if De Gea remains between the sticks. After all, he needs regular first-team football if he’s to become England’s number one goalkeeper.
United would be foolish to lose him so perhaps a new deal could be used as a sweetener to keep him for a little while longer. They must be careful though – he is a talent too good to play second fiddle.
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