No one wants to miss out on phenomenal talent at a young age only to be big-money pursuers few seasons down the line.
Man United certainly have had their fair share of this, the most obvious instance being that of Paul Pogba.
Despite that, there are some positions that are simply unattainable for any youngster regardless of talents, and at United, the most obvious one has to be that of the goalkeeper.
David De Gea is phenomenal in front of goal, and it will take a miracle graduate to oust the Spaniard from his cemented spot. Keeping this in mind, Arsenal might be ready to pounce.
As per Daily Star, Jose Mourinho is investigating the contract of United’s young goalkeeper Dean Henderson amidst reports of Arsenal wanting to purchase him in the summer.
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The 21-year-old is currently on loan with League One side Shrewsbury Town, and has put up a decent run of games with the club, having kept 13 clean sheets and letting in only 26 goals in 33 appearances.
His efforts have guided the club to the third position, and it seems likely that they will play in the Championship next season.
However, the youngster is also out of contract in the summer, and with Arsenal’s current goalkeeping options Petr Cech and David Ospina close to ending their terms as well, a deal could very well go through.
While he won’t exactly be the first-choice keeper in London, his prowess certainly fits the Gunners’ intention to have a roster of young and able shot-stoppers.
The source added that Mourinho has taken this into account and is “looking into the situation”. While it is a given that he won’t let a talented player go to a bitter rival for free, claims also suggest that Arsenal are only one amongst 14 clubs that are interested in securing the youngster’s signature.
Will Mourinho be able to keep hold of him when summer eventually dawns?