Following an impressive two-season loan spell at Sheffield United – over which time the shot-stopper featured 86 times for the Blades, conceding 78 goals and keeping 35 clean sheets – Henderson returned to Manchester United last summer and was awarded a new five-year £100k per week contract at Old Trafford.
However, having made just three Premier League appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side so far this season, it has been reported that the £18 million-rated 23-year-old is growing frustrated in Manchester, and will look to leave the club this summer if he is not promised the number one shirt next season – with both Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham thought to be interested in a move for the ‘keeper.
And, speaking on a recent episode of The West Ham Way podcast, ExWHUemployee confirmed that the Hammers’ interest in Henderson is indeed true.
He said: “We have been linked with Henderson, the Manchester United goalkeeper, over the last couple of days and we’ve liked him a lot before. I’ve linked him to us before, in the past, [and] the link is true. But, if they want £40 million for him, I can’t see West Ham paying that much for a goalkeeper.”
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With the contract of the current West Ham number one, Lukasz Fabianski, set to expire this summer, it is not overly surprising to hear that David Moyes’ side are in the market for a new ‘keeper this summer, particularly as, even if the 35-year-old were to be given a new deal, he is quickly approaching the twilight of his career.
However, as ExWHUemployee states, if United are asking for £40 million for Henderson, it appears that West Ham could be priced out of a move for the England international, meaning that Moyes may have to turn his focus elsewhere.