Southampton eager to sign £100,000-a-week Man United goalkeeper

Man United are ready to face competition from Southampton in their bid to keep hold of Dean Henderson. Southampton have made contact with Man United, exploring the possibility of signing England international in the winter transfer window, with manager Ralph Hasenhuttl desperate to add another goalkeeper.

Man United’s official stance on Dean is that the shot-stopper is not available for sale in winter. However, after failing to make a single appearance in the PL this term, it is apparent that Henderson is frustrated with his lack of playing time.

As such, he is now pushing for an exit from Man United, with the Saints emerging as a possible destination. Southampton’s goalkeeping woes are well-documented, as McCarthy and Forster have spent several weeks on the sidelines.

Although Fraser Forster has recently returned to full fitness, Hasenhuttl was forced to add 40-year-old veteran Willy Caballero on a short-term contract before extending his stay at St. Mary’s. It appears the Saints are now hoping to further bolster their goalkeeping department by snapping up the English goalkeeper in winter.

With 86 competitive games for Sheffield United, the 24-year-old shot-stopper has proven himself in the PL and Championship and is regarded as one of the most gifted goalkeeping talents in England.

Nevertheless, the Red Devils stay keen on keeping hold of the English shot-stopper, primarily because of the lack of a quality backup for David de Gea.