New Magpies manager Eddie Howe has already began the difficult task of taking the Northeast club up the Premier League table after his unveiling earlier this week. The ex-Bournemouth manager has been given a three-year deal until 2024 as the new permanent manager at Newcastle United in the place of the sacked Steve Bruce.
The Daily Mail says that Howe has already started to trail players who can improve his team and that he’s interested in signing Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson who has seen limited playing time under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (OGS) this season. The England shot stopper has played second fiddle to Spanish international David De Gea in the Red Devils goal this season.
Dean Henderson came through the Manchester United Academy and he rose to prominence for his impressive performances during a two-year loan spell at Sheffield United from Manchester United. He returned to Manchester United last summer after the impressive loan spell at Sheffield United and was given a new deal said to be worth £100,000 weekly.
De Gea lost his place to England international Henderson as the first choice goalkeeper towards the end of last season, but he was able to reclaim it in time for the Europa League final. The Spaniard was the villain in that final after he missed his spot kick to hand opponents Villarreal their first European title.
Henderson was named in the England squad for the Euro 2020 tournament, but he had to pull out because of a hip injury. Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale took his place for the tournament which ended in a heartbreak for England following the 3-2 penalty shootout loss to Italy in the final.
Manchester United shot stopper Henderson has been overlooked for the England squad since the Euro 2020 tournament due to his lack of playing time and a move to Newcastle United could provide him with the platform needed to get back into the England squad. His immediate target is to stay and fight for his place at Old Trafford.