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Dean Henderson confirms Sheffield exit amid long-term United contract


Sky Sports reports that Dean Henderson has confirmed his intention to turn down another season long loan move to Bramall Lane, as his chance to be with the Red Devils next season now looking much likely.

The 23-year-old has been reported to be few days away from signing a deal in excess of £100,000-a-week with Manchester United. The deal is said to be at an advanced stage with Dean Henderson over a new long-term contract, to tie the talented goalkeeper down with United.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Sheffield United for the last two years,” he wrote on Twitter. “Winning promotion to the Premier League with my brothers and having the season we had this season is something I will never forget.

“I would like to thank the manager, my team-mates the backroom staff and, of course, the fans, who have been unbelievable towards me.

“I will look back at the last two years as an important chapter in my career and more than anything, I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to learn and develop with such a class group of lads.

“I can’t wait for the next chapter! Once again, thank you for everything! Once a Blade, always a blade!”

Following Dean Henderson’s announcement about his departure from Sheffield United amid a return to Manchester United, the Blades have swiftly moved to secure the signing of Bournemouth highly-rated stopper, who left The Cherries after their unfortunate relegation to the Championship last season.

Sheffield United completed Aaron Ramsdale signing for a reported £18.5 million fee and the 22-year-old penned a four-year deal as he returns to Bramall Lane, four years after leaving the Yorkshire club.

With Dean Henderson almost finalising a long-term contract with the Red Devils, De Gea’s future at Old Trafford now looks to be uncertain, considering the fact that none of the goalkeeper will want to start from the bench next season.

De Gea been a top quality goalkeeper who is currently going through a rough patch, the potential competition for a starting berth with Dean Henderson next campaign might trigger the Spaniard to consider several alternatives during this summer.

While next season is ascertained to be Dean Henderson’s chance to prove to the Red Devils his readiness as a long-term solution to United’s recent goalkeeping nightmares.

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