Newcastle United Rule Out Move for Manchester United and England Goalkeeper

United and England Goalkeeper

It appears Manchester United and England goalkeeper Dean Henderson will not be heading to Newcastle United after the Magpies ruled out a move for the 25-year-old.

That is according to a report from The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards, who claims Newcastle admire Henderson but have made no attempt to sign him and that will not change in this summer’s transfer window.

Manchester United and England Goalkeeper Dean Henderson Not Joining Newcastle United

Red Devils Goalkeeper Future Uncertain

Henderson has been overlooked by Manchester United for the majority of the 2021/22 season, serving as an understudy to David de Gea, despite suggestions he was going to start the season as the club’s number one goalkeeper. Unfortunately for the United and England goalkeeper, a bout of long-covid appeared to prevent him from hitting the ground running at the start of the season and he never gained his place back.

David de Gea’s selection over Henderson has been justified after he was named Manchester United’s Players’ Player of the Year. However, that leaves the goalkeeper short of options should Erik ten Hag decide to continue with De Gea as his first choice.

As Fabrizio Romano reported earlier today, Henderson’s desire is to leave United and play regularly. Something he is entitled to want after his showing in the Premier League with Sheffield United in their impressive first season back in the top-flight.

He is a goalkeeper with heaps of potential and will be hoping to make Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup squad. However, without regular football, that seems unlikely.

Newcastle Not Prioritising a New Goalkeeper

The report from The Telegraph states that Newcastle have discussed recruiting a new goalkeeper but it is not a top priority for the club with other positions seen as more urgent.

Manager Eddie Howe has offensive players, as well as a new centre-back, at the top of his summer wishlist.