Sheffield United have been dealt a blow in their bid to resign Dean Henderson from Manchester United according to the Daily Mail.
The goalkeeper who spent last season on loan at Bramall Lane was crucial in their promotion to the Premier League and manager Chris Wilder was hoping to resign him on loan or even navigate a permanent move for him.
However, Henderson has stated he intends to push ahead with fighting for a place at parent club Manchester United next season.
The 22-year-old was an essential part of the Blades’ defence as they got promoted and losing him for next season would be a massive blow to their hopes of staying in the top flight.
Henderson is now at the summer’s Under-21 Euros with England which he heads into on a high and as a man in demand again due to his impressive performances in 2018/19.
The England international won the Championship’s golden glove for keeping 21 clean sheets in 46 games and was by far the outstanding goalkeeper in the division.
His undoubted hard work has helped him rise through the ranks and he is delighted at the thought of establishing himself as a Premier League goalkeeper.
Henderson said: “It sounds unbelievable. ‘That was the dream as a kid growing up, what you always aspire to be. You always watch Premier League Years on the telly and to know that could be me next year, I can’t wait. Whether that is at Manchester United, Sheffield United, wherever, I’m good enough to be a Premier League goalkeeper. I deserve that chance.”
Clearly, Henderson isn’t ruling out a return to Bramall Lane as it is well known that he enjoyed his time there and built up a fantastic relationship with the club’s fans but they will face a real battle for his signature with plenty of clubs interested in the youngster.