The Chronicle journalist Charlie Bennett has revealed what he has now been ‘told’ from Newcastle United in relation to Dean Henderson.
The Lowdown: One to watch
With the Premier League season now completed, transfer rumours are already heating up for the summer, none more so than at St James’ Park.
The Latest: Henderson deal ‘close’
Taking to Twitter, Bennett has revealed that Henderson is ‘keen’ on a move to Tyneside and would ‘prefer’ to sign permanently than on loan. The 25-year-old’s camp believe that a deal is now ‘close’ after meeting representatives of Newcastle in Northumberland last week.
Should Newcastle sign Henderson?
Bennett tweeted: “Understand Dean Henderson is keen on a Newcastle move and has made it known he prefers a permanent transfer to a loan deal.
“Also told player’s camp believe a deal is “close” after meeting club representatives in Northumberland last week.”
The Verdict: Get it done
Given Henderson’s desire to move to the Magpies, and a seemingly positive meeting with their representatives, one would suggest that the Toon shouldn’t have to do too much more to get this deal over the line.
However, given his reputation in the top flight after keeping 13 clean sheets while on loan at Sheffield United in the 2019/20 season, and having played for England at international level, Henderson is likely to be a man in demand this summer.
Therefore, the Newcastle board need to wrap up this deal as soon as possible in order to fend off any other potential suitors.
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