Dean Henderson completes £20m move from Manchester United to Crystal Palace
Posted by  badge Boss on Aug 31
Dean Henderson has made a permanent move away from Old Trafford (Picture: Getty Images)

Dean Henderson has completed a £20m move from to , signing a five-year contract at Selhurst Park.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper has been at Manchester United since 2011 but has never managed to fully make the breakthrough to be first choice between the sticks.

The international has been on a string of loan spells, spending last season at , after stints at Sheffield United (twice), Shrewsbury, Grimsby and Stockport.

The departure of David De Gea could have opened up an opportunity for Henderson at Old Trafford, but the arrival of Andre Onana from Inter Milan meant the Englishman was set to continue to play second fiddle and he has opted to move on to pursue more first team opportunities.

report that the deal to take Henderson to Crystal Palace was completed on Wednesday, with an official announcement to be made on Thursday.

The ‘keeper has signed a five-year contract with the Eagles and is expected to go straight in as first choice ahead of Sam Johnstone and want-away veteran Vicente Guaita.

The report states that United are set to bring in Altay Bayindir from Fenerbahce as Henderson’s replacement for just £4.3m and the Turkey international will deputise for Onana.

Henderson’s long stay at Manchester United comes to an end having made just 29 appearances for the Red Devils, 13 of which came in the Premier League and the majority in cup competitions.

He joins a Palace side that has had a solid start to the season, despite losing Wilfried Zaha to Galatasaray over the summer.

Roy Hodgson’s men have a win, a loss and a draw from their opening three Premier League games this season and knocked Plymouth out of the League Cup on Tuesday night.

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