KEY POINTS

  • Dean Henderson staying with Sheffield United until end of 2020-21 season
  • Henderson could be England's No. 1 per Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
  • Chelsea could lure Dean Henderson if United continues to rely on David de Gea

Dean Henderson will remain with Sheffield United until the end of the 2020-21 season. Latest reports claim that Manchester United and the Blades have come to terms on a new deal for the goalkeeper, something that will give the 23-year-old more time to improve his game.

Henderson's current deal was set to expire on June 30 but following weeks of negotiations between Manchester United and Sheffield United, he will continue to play on with the Yorkshire club, Sky Sports reported. Had the agreement not happened, Henderson would have gone back to Old Trafford but with no clarity. It remains that David de Gea remains the first-choice goalkeeper of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, meaning the English goalie would have lesser chances to show his wares. With lesser playing time, it would have hampered his development as a player.

Henderson has had success with The Blades the past two seasons though he drew criticism recently. This was after Sheffield faltered in the club's FA Cup quarter-final match against Arsenal. Dani Ceballos managed to score a goal during injury-time to give the Gunners the win. Former United defender Rio Ferdinand gave his take on Henderson's performance.

"I'm saying to the keeper, 'the front post, nothing goes through the front post'," Ferdinand said via BT Sport.

Regardless, one game is unlikely to change the progress of Henderson. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the 23-year-old has what it takes to be England's no. 1 moving forward although he dodged questions on whether Henderson could eventually replace de Guia.

Dean Henderson of Sheffield United Dean Henderson of Sheffield United Photo: Getty Images | Dan Istitene

"He's learning all the time, he's a passionate keeper that wants to be the best, he's developing, he's got good coaching there and, I've said it before, one day he'll be England No.1 and Man United No.1 and it's up to him to keep developing," Solskjaer said.

One team that is reportedly interested in taking in Henderson is Chelsea FC. In a previous post, it was mentioned ho the Blues is trying to whip up something to bring in the 23-year-old goalkeeper. The interest may not make sense considering Frank Lampard already has a couple of goalkeepers in Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero. But it appears Lampard is far from satisfied with the two goalies and is now looking to change it up. Chelsea is reportedly willing to offer as much as $62 million to lure Henderson to Stamford Bridge.