By Bruce Watson

22nd Nov, 2020 | 12:10pm

Leeds want to sign PL 23y/o in Jan, awkward crunch talks on the cards - report

Leeds United ‘may look at’ a loan deal for Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson in the January transfer window, according to The Sun

Henderson is yet to start a Premier League game this season and reportedly wants to play regular first-team football ahead of next summer’s European Championship.

The Sun claim that Leeds and Brighton are ‘interested’ in a loan move for the 23-year-old who spent the last two seasons on loan at Sheffield United.

The report also states that if Man United don’t let Henderson leave then it could lead to “awkward conversations between Solskjaer and the Henderson camp over the next few weeks.”

It was thought that Henderson would challenge David De Gea for the number one shirt at Old Trafford following his successful loan spells but that has proven to not be the case.

Henderson has been limited to two appearances against Luton and Brighton in the Carabao Cup in which he kept two clean sheets.

He also started in the Red Devil’s embarrassing defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League as the 23-year-old conceded two soft goals.

The question is, would Henderson be a vast improvement on Illan Meslier?

Meslier has had a couple of shaky moments this season but on the whole, he’s been solid and he has bailed the Leeds defence out at times.

Bringing in Henderson would be surely mean that Meslier will be relegated to the bench which would be incredibly harsh on the 20-year-old after his performances this season.

Henderson may be a quality keeper but if he wants game time he’s better off looking for it at a club where the number one spot is up for debate.

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