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Leeds: Signing Dean Henderson will only hinder growth of Illan Meslier

Leeds are amongst the many high level English clubs who are keeping tabs on rising talent Dean Henderson. The goalkeeper enjoyed a success loan stint with Sheffield United, helping them achieve promotion into the Premier League and contributed to their impressive finish last season.

His strong performances for the Blades won Ole Gunnar Solskjaer over and he has featured five times for Manchester United since his return. He was deployed in their last two matches against Southampton and West Ham, which both ended in victory. However, with Spain international David de Gea still at the club, it’s unlikely Henderson will be able to overthrow the club icon just yet.

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The Englishman would benefit from another loan move in January, before he considers his options for his future. He’s certainly not short of offers, receiving recent praise from the likes of former teammate Sander Berge who labelled him an “insane” player.

Leeds United are a club who are interested in his services, but signing him could be more of a curse than a blessing.

Why Leeds should avoid Dean Henderson

Snapping up the shot-stopper would be a huge move for the Whites and he would undoubtedly improve their defence. But in signing such a big talent comes the risk of him stunting the growth of Illan Meslier.

The 20-year-old was brought to the club during the summer for a fee in the region of £5million, after a superb loan spell in which he achieved promotion under Marcelo Bielsa. Whilst the step up to Premier League football has been tough on the whole team, Meslier has done well to adapt.

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The Frenchman has already usurped Kiko Casilla as the Leeds No.1, so bringing another young goalkeeper to the club would only get in the way of Meslier’s progress. He has already proven to be a solid signing made by Victor Orta and he needs to keep his confidence high if he is going to be a success at Leeds.

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