Tottenham Hotspur have identified Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson as a potential successor to Hugo Lloris, according to football.london.
Henderson is currently on a season-long loan at Nottingham Forest. The 25-year-old had an impressive first half to the campaign but he is presently on the sidelines with a muscular injury.
It is expected that he will return to Old Trafford after his temporary stint but United could decide to sell him thereafter after his explosive interview last summer.
As per football.london, Spurs could emerge as candidates to sign Henderson as they look for Lloris’ successor. They are open to pursuing a ‘homegrown’ goalkeeper.
United could sell Henderson for the right price
Henderson was a regular starter for United during the back end of the 2020/21 season but David de Gea retained his spot as the number one in the following campaign.
De Gea’s exemplary form between the sticks meant that Henderson only made three appearances last term. There were no surprises that he pushed for a loan exit.
Shortly after joining Forest, the United graduate lashed out at former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer citing that he was treated as a ‘caged animal’ and it was ‘criminal’ to leave him on the bench.
After such comments, it is unlikely that he will be reinstated into the first-team plans. Moreover, Henderson may reject playing second fiddle to De Gea again.
Hence, parting of ways is the most favourable solution. United were eyeing £40 million for him last summer. For that price, the club could be willing to sell to Spurs.
De Gea is likely to pen a new long-term deal in the coming weeks. New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic could be signed as the back-up this summer.
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