Well, he seems to have got the seal of approval from a former Blades boss.
Now we just have to wait and see if he gets the same approval from the current Blades boss. Neil Warnock is never someone who is short of an opinion, so any chance to talk about Sheffield United is something that he’s hardly going to turn down.
The Blades find themselves in a bit of a situation as they look ahead to the summer transfer window. According to reports from Turkish outlet Fotospor, Sheffield United might have to cancel their pursuit of goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir. The report claims that the Blades were chasing him during the January transfer window, but had a €13m bid rejected and have now valued him at €30m.
Speaking on TalkSport’s Sports Breakfast (27/02/2020, 8:30am), Warnock believes that things will stay exactly as they are at Bramall Lane and keep hold of current number one Dean Henderson, even if it means spending a little bit more than they might be comfortable with:
“I know you can judge him on his saves and things like that but I’ve always judged my goalkeepers on how many mistakes they make. I had Paddy Kenny for years and he hardly ever made a mistake. I think Henderson, he’s been outstanding. I’m sure Chris has been coaching him and telling him that he will go to the top. I’m sure Sheffield United would snap him up tomorrow, Chris will sign him whatever he costs.”
Should the club sign Dean Henderson at all costs?
This goes back to what I was saying earlier today about needing to keep things the same as we start to look ahead to next season.
I believe that the best way for Sheffield United to maintain their current course up the table, or at least minimise the downfall, is to keep a good chunk of our team together, build around a core of players and maybe add one or two pieces here and there, rather than go for a total overhaul.
And given that the club will have plenty of money to spend, given their low wage budget and the many millions they’re set to receive this season, they can afford to push the boat out a little bit in order to make sure that they are in a great position to stabilise themselves in the Premier League next campaign.
And spending money on Henderson would be a great way to start that process off.