Manchester United are looking into signing a new goalkeeper amid claims that Crystal Palace want Dean Henderson.
We’re expecting to see some departures from United in the coming weeks.
Eric Bailly and Donny van de Beek need to move on for first-team football whilst Brandon Williams seems to be available.
Dean Henderson has been a major question mark for a while now after returning from a loan spell at Nottingham Forest.
Forest have seemingly moved on by signing Matt Turner from Arsenal, leaving Henderson in limbo.
A new suitor has arrived though with the Daily Mail reporting that Crystal Palace have opened talks to sign Henderson.
It’s unclear whether this would be a loan or a permanent move but United seem open to letting Henderson go.
Fabrizio Romano comments on Manchester United
Transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has now taken to Twitter to claim that United are ‘exploring the market’ for a new goalkeeper.
Romano claims that Henderson is ‘expected to leave’ before the window slams shut and United want to replace him.
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The Italian claims that United have two or three options on the transfer wish list but no names were given.
Whilst much of the focus appears to be on signing a new midfielder, United may now need to prioritise a goalkeeper with Henderson seemingly moving on.
Who could Manchester United sign to replace Dean Henderson?
United have a few different routes to go down here.
One is that United could sign an experienced stopper to support Andre Onana.
Martin Dubravka fit that bill last season and a similar profile may be considered for United this summer.
Then there is the option of a younger option to develop for the future.
The Mirror reported back in March that United were considering a move for highly-rated New England Revolution stopper Djordje Petrovic.
The Serbian has impressed in Major League Soccer but whether he would be willing to play second-fiddle to Onana is unclear.
Another idea is to go for an English stopper who can help with homegrown quotas, just like Jack Butland last season.
Southampton stopper Alex McCarthy was allegedly on the radar last summer and he could suit the number two role.
Ironically, Palace stopper Sam Johnstone could be ideal given that he counts as a club-trained player at United, but Henderson is seemingly wanted to replace Vicente Guaita rather than Johnstone.
United have a number of potential avenues here but it seems clear that Henderson will be replaced if he moves on.