Dean Henderson picked up the Young Player of the Year award at Sheffield United, highlighting how good he was for the side in the Premier League last season.
He has now returned back to parent club Manchester United though and the Blades now need to find a replacement, something which will be very hard to do following the high standards Henderson has set.
The latest reports seem to suggest that the Blades are already looking to find another goalkeeper and have set their sights on Ugurcan Cakir.
According to Sabah, the South Yorkshire outfit have made an offer of around €15 million (£13.5 million), but Trabzonspor have rejected the offer. The goalkeeper is reportedly also a transfer target of fellow Premier League side Chelsea.
The Turkish team are hoping to hold out for an offer of €22 million, (just under £20 million), whilst also wanting a percentage of his future sale.
The 24-year-old has international experience, as he has played twice for Turkey, but he would have big boots to fill if he is Henderson’s successor at Bramall Lane. Also, a fee of nearly £13.5m is a significant one for a goalkeeper unproven in England.
Whilst playing in the Turkish Super Lig this season, Cakir has made 31 appearances for Trabzonspor and conceded 34 goals whilst keeping just four clean sheets, per Transfermarkt. Despite the fact that he hasn’t conceded a lot of goals, supporters would be rightfully worried about the amount of clean sheets he has, especially when Henderson picked up 13 clean sheets in the Premier League last season.
The fee that the Turkish side want, plus the high standards set by Henderson, make Cakir seem like a very risky transfer and there is no doubt that Chris Wilder can find an better value for money alternative elsewhere.
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