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Championship club ponder move for Manchester United man

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Bristol City are considering a move for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, according to football journalist Alan Nixon.

The Robins are in the hunt for a new goalkeeper this summer to compete with Frank Fielding between the sticks next year.

Lee Johnson recently decided to release Luke Steele, who was the back-up goalkeeper at Ashton Gate, and now they need to sign a new stopper.

Henderson has been seen as a top target, although his terms may be a stumbling block.

The 21-year-old is highly-rated as one of the best young goalkeepers in the country.

He has added to his burgeoning reputation with a fine loan spell at Shrewsbury Town this season, playing 47 games for the club and he is currently preparing for today’s play-off final at Wembley against Rotherham United.

Henderson could be set for a step up from League One football to the Championship next year, with his Man United career looking uncertain.

The Red Devils’ undisputed number one is David De Gea and then they have Sergio Romero and Sam Johnstone – returning from a loan spell at Aston Villa – ahead of Henderson in the pecking order as well as Joel Castro Pereira.

Recent reports suggest the England under-21 international is out-of-contract and Bristol City are readying a swoop.

The Verdict

Henderson has the potential to become a top class goalkeeper after establishing himself as one of the finest in League One this season.

He may be young but he is already playing senior football and matching the physical demands of the third tier.

Bristol City should go all out for this signing as he would provide great back-up or competition for Fielding this season before eventually replacing him as the first choice keeper.

Bristol City fans – Would you like Henderson at Ashton Gate? Let us know below…


NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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