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CELTIC have been linked with a shock loan move for Manchester United keeper Dean Henderson in the January transfer window.

The impressive shotstopper, who made his England international debut in the 3-0 friendly win over the Republic of Ireland last week, is looking for game time before the Euro Championships in the summer where Gareth Southgate’s side will meet Steve Clarke’s Scotland at Wembley on June 18.

Twenty-three-year-old Henderson spent last season on loan at Sheffield United and the Bramall Lane outfit wanted to make the deal permanent, but the netminder and the Old Trafford club were not interested.

David De Gea has continued as Ole Gunnar-Solkskjaer’s first pick in this campaign which has led to frustration for Henderson and now sports media 90min claim the ideal option could be a switch to the Parkhead men.

Neil Lennon paid a club record for a goalkeeper on Vasilis Barkas when he joined from AEK Athens in a £4.5million switch in the summer, but the Greek has failed to impress.

Scott Bain, who had been third in the pecking order last term behind Fraser Forster and Craig Gordon, has been in charge of the gloves in recent games.

Boss Lennon knows he needs a settled No.1 in what he has already termed a monumental season for the club with the opportunity of completing the phenomenal quadruple treble when they face Hearts in the delayed Scottish Cup Final at Hampden on December 20.

And the club are also bidding for a historic tenth successive title to yet again emphasise their dominance of the domestic scene.

Henderson, who replaced Nick Pope at half-time in the victory over Shane Duffy and Co at Wembley, could be seen as a possibility to solve Lennon’s No.1 dilemma, as CQN reported last week.

 
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