MANCHESTER UNITED will sponsor a loan move for out-of-favour keeper Dean Henderson next season.
The one-cap England star is stuck in the shadows at the Red Devils and will be allowed to find a new club to reignite his career.
And United will help finance the move with an offer to pay a chunk of his £120,000-a-week wages.
A handful of clubs will come for Henderson, 25, this summer but none can cover all his pay.
United are aware of that problem and could pay half or more to help him leave and clear the way for new arrivals.
The club’s specialist keeper scout Tony Coton is looking for both a No2 AND No 3 for next season, so Henderson has basically been written out of the plans.
Henderson will have a few admirers if he can go in a competitive loan package.
Fulham are likely to be at the front of the queue after showing long-term interest.
The Cottagers are looking at Burnley’s Nick Pope as a cash signing but a loan for Henderson would also work.
Bournemouth are also big fans of Henderson and will try to get him if they win promotion to the Premier League.
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Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder had the keeper on loan at Sheffield United for two seasons and wants a new No 1 if Boro go up.
Newcastle were linked with Hendo in January but they are also checking on Robert Sanchez at Brighton as a buy.
West Ham are likely to go for West Brom’s Sam Johnstone — who is also fancied by United — but Henderson is an option.
The plus side for United is they can command a big fee if he does well on loan.
But it is unlikely any club will buy him and take in his wages in the next window.
The down side is the Red Devils will have to pay £60,000-a-week if not more, to find him the right home.