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Report: West Ham make first move to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson

According to a report from the Manchester Evening News, West Ham have lodged an enquiry for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

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The 23-year-old Red Devils stopper is allegedly frustrated at playing second fiddle to David De Gea. He could look to leave Old Trafford in the summer (Manchester Evening News).

Hammers boss David Moyes will be determined to bolster his ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

Strengthening the goalkeeping department might not be his priority, however.


If we look closely at the situation though, it could be argued that a younger upgrade on Lukasz Fabianski is necessary.

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That’s nothing against the 35-year-old. He has been brilliant for West Ham since moving to East London in the summer of 2018 for around £7 million (BBC).

Fabianski seems to have rediscovered his best form recently as well.

The 55-capped Poland international is out of contract in the summer. Even if he signs an extension, West Ham should be looking to sign a long-term replacement for him.

We do have Darren Randolph of course but he is nothing more than a very average backup. Meanwhile Nathan Trott, Joseph Anang and Krisztian Hegyi are all a long way off being ready for regular Premier League action.

West Ham eyeing move for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson?

The Manchester Evening News claims that the Hammers could look to address that particular problem by signing Manchester United ace Dean Henderson.

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The 23-year-old is an exceptional goalkeeper. He would be a truly superb signing for West Ham.

Henderson really impressed over the past two seasons during loan spells with Sheffield United.

He played 86 games for the Blades, letting in just 78 goals and keeping 35 clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).

The Man United ace is a superb shot-stopper, has great agility and commands his penalty area with real authority.

There is one big problem for West Ham, however. Henderson is valued at around £40 million by Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester Evening News).

There is no way the Hammers will be paying that kind of fee for a goalkeeper this summer.

So some common ground will clearly need to be found if West Ham are to have any chance of signing the Manchester United goalkeeper at the end of the season.

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