Choosing the latest England squad has not been an easy task at all for Gareth Southgate.
In fact, no fewer than five players have resigned since his team was named last week, including two goalkeepers.
Aaron Ramsdale and Sam Johnstone were both forced to withdraw, with Nick Pope and Fraser Forster being drafted in as replacements.
Forster has not been called up for England for six years and his return to the squad came as a surprise, especially as Dean Henderson was left at home.
Henderson has been a regular in the England squad in recent years after shining in the Premier League with Sheffield United, but having played very little football for Manchester United this season has left him out in the cold.
There has been a lot of transfer speculation surrounding Henderson in recent weeks and while we’re sure he’s frustrated with his lack of playing time, this could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Think about it, Henderson was one of the brightest young goalkeepers in the country a few years back described as ‘incredible’ by Jose Mourinho last summer and now he’s behind Fraser Forster in the English pecking order. He must be at least slightly offended by this situation.
If Henderson wasn’t keen to change something before, he certainly will now.
Unfortunately for Henderson, it doesn’t look like that situation is about to change anytime soon. David De Gea has had a fantastic season and it’s hard to imagine the Spaniard being replaced as United’s number one any time soon.
Fortunately, it seems Henderson has a way out of Manchester United that both Newcastle and Tottenham are interested in, but when it comes to playing time Newcastle are certainly the best option with north London’s Hugo Lloris looking safe between the posts.
Southgate calls Forster before Henderson can shove him toward St. James’ Park
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