Former Sheffield United star Keith Gillespie insists that Sheffield United are counting the cost of losing Dean Henderson at the end of last season, telling Football FanCast that the club will have wanted to keep him.
The Blades took the goalkeeper on loan from Manchester United for the duration of last season and the stopper was hugely impressive during his time at Bramall Lane.
His performances were central to the club finishing ninth in the Premier League table, but he has gone back to United this season and is now playing regularly, making seven appearances in the league ahead of David de Gea.
Aaron Ramsdale has replaced Henderson, but he has kept just two clean sheets, with the club currently rock-bottom of the league table.
And Gillespie says that the club will absolutely have wanted to retain Henderson for the 2020/21 campaign.
He told FFC: “It’s been tough for him. He hasn’t had that many clean sheets.
“Last year, defensively, Sheffield United were very good, they didn’t concede a lot of goals, you had Henderson who was exceptional last year for them and I’m sure Sheffield United would have loved to have kept him.
“Ramsdale had done well at Bournemouth and earned the move.”