Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has signed a six-year contract with the club.
The 23-year-old who will now battle with David De Gea for the number one Jersey at Old Trafford next season, will earn up to £120,000 a week – making him one of the best paid goalkeepers in world football.
Henderson, who was on loan to Sheffield United for the past two seasons, will no longer be expected to leave Old Trafford on loan despite interests from other premier league clubs.
“The goalkeeping department at United is excellent; there are three top-level goalkeepers who have achieved so much in the game and I look forward to working with the group,” Henderson said.
“The faith that the manager and the club have shown in me with this contract means a lot to me and will continue my progression as a goalkeeper.
“I’ll be giving everything to improve every day so that I can play as many games as possible for this great club. Now I am looking forward to joining up with the England squad and then preparing for the season ahead.”
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his satisfaction in signing the young England international who was also named as part of the squad for next month’s Nations League against Iceland and Denmark.
“We are delighted that Dean has signed his new contract,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. “He had another great season at Sheffield United, where he gained a lot of experience and grew both as a player and a person.
“Dean is a fantastic young ‘keeper with the attitude and work-rate to keep improving every day.
“We are in a strong position within the goalkeeping department and that gives us the competition for places that we are looking for in the squad.”
Henderson’s signing came as a result of criticisms following De Gea for a number of errors during the 2019-20 season.
Henderson, on the other hand had helped Sheffield United to promotion to the Premier League in 2019 as well as an impressive debut in the top-flight last season.
Meanwhile, the Blades have re-signed Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdel as replacement for Henderson on a four-year contract worth up to £18.5m.