Celtic could make statement by signing Man Utd goalkeeper, says McLeish

ALEX MCLEISH has said that Celtic can make a real statement signing by getting Manchester United’s Dean Henderson on loan. The goalkeeper made his England debut last week and now he is being linked with a move to Glasgow side to keep his international ambitions alive ahead of the European Championships this summer.

90Min linked the 23-year-old with a sensational move to the Scottish Champions during the week and now McLeish has told Football Insider that a move would be a brilliant signing for Lennon, which could have potential title ramifications come May.

“Yeah, he’s quite special. From the footage I saw of him from the whole of last season he was at a fabulous level.

“His team actually had a great season built on the back of some fantastic work by him.

“His team actually had a great season built on the back of some fantastic work by him. That’s what they say about a goalkeeper, they can save you, a good club goalie, 10 points a season, an international goalie 15 points a season, a world-class goalie, 20-odd points a season.

“These are the numbers that these goalkeepers, along with the coaches, strive to make and that, for me, would be a very strong statement.”

Henderson spent two seasons on loan at Sheffield United but decided to return to Old Trafford and compete with David De Gea for the number one jersey under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. However, he has only made three appearances this season and Gareth Southgate will unlikely call the goalie up for Euro 2020 if he is not playing regularly.

A move to Celtic could suit both player and club with Neil Lennon seemingly unsure on who his number one choice is. Scott Bain has since replaced £4.5m acquisition Vasilis Barkas from AEK Athens but any potential deal shouldn’t scupper the Greek Internationalist retuning to the starting XI.

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