Newcastle could seal 'fantastic' Henderson deal as three signings on the cards - pundit
Dean Henderson needs to “move on” from Man United amid interest from Newcastle, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 24-year-old must boost his England chances by “playing week-in, week-out”.
As reported by Mail Online (November 10th), Henderson wants to depart Old Trafford after growing frustrated with his lack of game time – with Newcastle named as an interested party looking to do a deal in January or the summer.
According to the Mirror (November 12th), the Magpies have also registered interest in Man United stars Donny van de Beek and Jesse Lingard ahead of the January window.
Football Insider revealed on 11 November that Newcastle are laying the foundations for three “big-money” January signings.
Henderson has made just one senior appearance for Man United so far this term.
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The one-time England international made 26 appearances for the Red Devils last season.
Whelan insisted it is “strange” that the shot-stopper hasn’t been given an opportunity considering David De Gea’s faltering form.
“He’s been in the England set-up already at such a fantastic age, just 24 years old,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.
“We know he’s a good goalkeeper, he’s proven that on loan with Sheffield United in the Premier League and when he’s come in for Man United as well.
“It’s strange that he isn’t getting a look in, especially when you consider the form of De Gea. He’s got a mistake in him.
“It must be frustrating for him because being in that international setup, he will be expecting to play regularly.
“He will need to look elsewhere and move on if he has the ambitions of playing for England, it’s as simple as that.
“He could be playing week-in, week-out for Newcastle and have Gareth Southgate sit up and take notice.”