Chelsea want Manchester United loanee in the summer
Chelsea are said to be lining up a shock move for Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson who has been impressive this season for Sheffield United on loan.
It has been reported off late that Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is not a fan of his number one keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. And, it is strongly claimed that the 41-year-old wants to replace him with a new number one in the summer.
The Spanish custodian, who is also the most expensive keeper in the world, was even benched by Lampard in their recent 2-2 draw with Leicester City.
However, it remains to be seen if Lampard sticks to this in the remainder of the season as Willy Caballero is particularly not a very impressive deputy either.
Meanwhile, it is reported that the Blues have set their sights on a number of keepers across Europe and among them, one is Dean Henderson.
The 22-year-old Englishman has been ever-impressive for Sheffield United this campaign on loan.
He has played a major part behind the Blades' solid season so far as they continue to push for a European spot in their comeback season in the Premier League.
The 22-year-old has kept nine clean sheets for the Blades this season, which is joint-highest in the League with Liverpool’s Alisson Becker.
The 22-year-old also boasts an impressive 75 per cent save ratio which is one of the reasons why Lampard is a big admirer of him.
In comparison to him, Kepa's save percentage is just 62. So, it is pretty evident why Henderson could be an upgrade over Kepa.
Despite the amazing season Henderson is enjoying, he has very little chance of replacing David de Gea at Manchester United any time soon.
And, with his quality, he is not likely to settle for a place on the bench of the Red Devils either.
The Blades loanee is pushing for a place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for this summer’s Euro 2020 campaign and could very well become England's first choice in the tournament.
With Jordan Pickford struggling at Everton, Henderson has a decent chance of displacing the current number one for the Three Lions but will have to face competition from in-form Nick Pope as well.
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