It seems like Sheffield United see the goalkeeper position as one that they need to bring address this summer, as they were linked to Ugurcan Cakir recently and they are now reportedly in advanced talks with another netminder.
According to Football Insider, the Blades are currently in advanced talks with Wes Foderingham, who recently left Scottish Premiership side Rangers.
The 29-year-old has been offered a contract by Chris Wilder’s side and is close to agreeing the terms of a free transfer.
Foderingham was more of a backup at Rangers, which is a lower standard than the Premier League judging by UEFA’s association club coefficient. Therefore, he surely wouldn’t be good enough to replace Henderson, who is only on loan at the Blades from Manchester United, and the 23-year-old has 13 clean sheets in the Premier League this season.
However, substitute goalkeeper Simon Moore has been linked with a move away from Bramall Lane recently, with Championship side West Bromwich Albion expressing an interest in him. The fact that he has only played twice for the Blades in the Premier League and conceded six goals highlights that perhaps this division is too high a level for him. With his contract set to expire in the summer of 2021, Wilder may look to cash in rather than lose him for nothing.
Foderingham has stated in the past, though, that he wants to be playing rather than being seen as a reserve. Therefore, if he wants regular first team action, then Wilder should look elsewhere, as Foderingham doesn’t seem to be up to standard as an improvement on Henderson.
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