Newcastle’s first summer signing now ‘99% done’ – but sources at St James’ Park aren’t so sure…

Manchester Evening News have reported that Manchester United stopper Dean Henderson is “on the verge” of signing for Newcastle as deal is now “99% done.”

Samuel Luckhurst (MEN) even claims that the goalkeeper recently travelled to Tyneside for talks – but reports from the North East have responded with a slightly different take on this potential transfer.

Both The Chronicle and Miles Starforth from the Shields Gazette say sources at St James’ Park insist a move is not as close to completion as those in Manchester suggest – although it’s telling that both haven’t denied our interest in the 25-year-old.

The England international has been heavily linked with a move to Tyneside due to his lack of playing time at Old Trafford, with discussions over a loan switch taking place in January.

Graeme Bailey from 90min has also weighed in on the Henderson story, saying “the make-up of any transfer is yet to be agreed” – suggesting it’s not yet clear if we’ll pursue a permanent move or a season-long loan.

Any deal would suit both parties – Howe seems keen on a ball-playing goalkeeper and Henderson desperate to break back into the England squad for the Word Cup – but it may come down to the size of our summer budget if Man Utd pushed for a big fee.

One thought on “Newcastle’s first summer signing now ‘99% done’ – but sources at St James’ Park aren’t so sure…

  1. If he does come we will ave a goalie that can stand in for dubravca so bring him

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