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Newcastle: Fabrizio Romano delivers Dean Henderson update

An update has emerged on Newcastle United and their interest in England international Dean Henderson heading into the summer transfer window… 

What’s the talk?

Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that PIF are plotting a move for the shot-stopper, reportedly valued at £40m, ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, although it remains to be seen how a deal will be structured.

He Tweeted: “Newcastle are still interested in Dean Henderson. English goalkeeper could leave Man United this summer as he’s looking for regular game time. Loan or permanent move to be discussed, not clear yet – it depends on Newcastle’s budget.”

This is an update on his previous Henderson claim: “Newcastle are interested in Dean Henderson since last January, he’s always been one of three goalkeepers in the list for NUFC. Man United will make a decision about Dean in the summer whether let him go on loan or not. He wants to play as starter next season.”

Eddie Howe needs him

The Magpies boss will be delighted to learn that the club are set to discuss a deal for Henderson as he needs him at St. James’ Park.

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Martin Dubravka turns 34 next season and the Toon need to start thinking about life after the Slovakian international, which is why the Manchester United stopper would be an important addition to the squad. He can come in to initially challenge and then take over from the 33-year-old next term.

The current Newcastle number one has averaged a solid SofaScore rating of 6.88 and made two errors directly leading to shots in the Premier League. This shows that he has been a reliable performer between the middle of the sticks as his displays have not been littered with mistakes.

Although, he did make a whopping ten errors leading to shots or goals between the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons before an injury-hit 2020/21.

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Henderson, meanwhile, has averaged scores of 6.94 and 7.00 across his last two campaigns in the top-flight for Manchester United and Sheffield United respectively, making three errors in that time.

The Englishman is also eight years younger than Dubravka and this means that he can be the long-term number one for Howe on Tyneside. His statistics suggest that he may be a slight upgrade on the Slovakian but with the potential to improve further at his young age for a goalkeeper.

That is why the ex-Bournemouth head coach needs him at Newcastle and PIF must ensure that they can get this deal over the line.

AND in other news, Howe can get SJP rocking with NUFC swoop for £21m predator with the “scoring nose”…

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