Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson is keen on parting ways with the club after failing to make the England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers, The Mail reports.
The 24-year-old became a regular starter for the Red Devils in the Premier League earlier this year, but David de Gea was picked ahead of him for the Europa League final against Villarreal.
At the start of the current campaign, he was unavailable after contracting coronavirus.
Since his comeback, he has played second fiddle to De Gea, who has been in excellent form.
Henderson has been restricted to just one appearance in the Carabao Cup third round.
The Red Devils were defeated 1-0 by West Ham United despite stand-out saves from the United graduate.
It appears unlikely that he will displace De Gea anytime soon. Henderson is keen on a fresh challenge to secure regular first-team football and reclaim a national team spot ahead of the World Cup.
Newcastle United are interested in landing in him at the beginning of the year, but Henderson is aware that the Red Devils are unlikely to sanction his sale midway through the season.
Henderson had a poor outing against Liverpool towards the end of the previous campaign.
This paved the way for De Gea to start between the sticks in the Europa League final.
De Gea was disappointing in the penalty shoot-out defeat. The Spaniard failed to stop any of the 11 penalties against him before squandering his own, much to the frustration of some fans.
There were suggestions that Henderson should have replaced De Gea for the shoot-out, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stuck by the Spaniard, who could not deliver on the night.
De Gea has since put the performance behind him, and he has looked the player of old.
After a few average seasons, he appears back to his best for the Red Devils with countless quality saves.
Quite often, he has singlehandedly kept United in the game with his goalkeeping heroics.
Barring the one mistake against Atalanta this month, he has not put a foot wrong as United’s number one.
Henderson appears unlikely to dislodge the Spaniard from the starting role for the Premier League and Champions League games. He could be better served looking elsewhere for regular playing time.
The Magpies were recently taken over by a Saudi-based consortium, and they present an excellent opportunity for Henderson with the prospect of challenging for regular silverware in years to come.
However, the Red Devils are unlikely to consider his exit midway through the campaign.
The Tyneside outfit may look elsewhere for a quality shot-stopper as they are keen on winter acquisitions.
The £19.8 million-rated star won’t be short of offers from elsewhere.
A summer exit would prove ideal for United to pursue a quality replacement while Henderson could move to a club where he is assured a starting spot.
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