The fee that will take Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson to Crystal Palace has been revealed.
The English goalkeeper looks set to end his 12-year stay at Old Trafford after the two clubs agreed a deal for Henderson, with permission given by United for the 25-year-old to travel down to South London to complete a medical according to The Athletic.
Henderson has essentially been told he is surplus to requirements and it always seemed unlikely the goalkeeper would start games this season following the £47 million acquisition of Andre Onana from Inter Milan.
Well, according to The Athletic, United will receive £15 million for the Englishman with a further £5 million in performance-based add-ons.
Have United got a good fee for the goalkeeper
After Henderson’s stop-start loan spell at Nottingham Forest, United were aware that they had to get rid of the goalkeeper this summer if they wanted to recoup a decent amount of money for the goalkeeper.
A fee of around £20 million represents a good amount of money for United to recoup.
Henderson has had a rather odd career at Old Trafford. Ater a few successful loans at Shrewsbury Town and Sheffield United, the Englishman was brought back into the United fold under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Englishman forced his way in under the Norwegian and looked to be United’s new number one but David De Gea made his way back into the side.
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Since then, he has really struggled for first-team opportunities and the time is right to sell the Englishman.
As well as this, due to the goalkeeper being from the youth academy, Henderson’s sale will go down as pure profit on the club accounts, this could provide some much-needed leeway on the club accounts.
The Red Devils have a habit of holding on to a sellable asset in the hopes that their value will go up, so selling the Englishman for a decent fee now is certainly the best decision from United.
Altay Bayindir signing
Fenerbahce’s Altay Bayindir looks set to be the replacement for Henderson as the Turkish goalkeeper, who will be the first-ever Turk to play for the Red Devils, is currently in Manchester according to Fabrizio Romano and he will complete medical tests soon.
Bayindir, you would suspect, will feature in domestic cup games and maybe even a few UEFA Champions League games and for a relatively small fee, it helps United solve a growing problem.
Signing the replacement for Henderson at around £5 million means United will make £15 million of profit. There will be hope that the Red Devils can now turn their attention to much-needed midfield additions with the extra funds they have accrued from the Englishman.