Leeds United have been linked with a very talented young player.
The 19-year-old is allegedly seen as a replacement for Charlie Taylor, with the current Leeds’ full-back having an uncertain future as his contract ticks down with no sign of an extension at this stage.
Fans of the club will be desperate for Taylor not to follow Lewis Cook out the door but in Henry they would have a ready-made replacement.
In fact, such is Henry’s reputation and talent that a report from the Daily Mail back in December claimed Tottenham Hotspur were continuing to monitor the teenager ahead of a potential bid; and considering Spurs plucked Dele Alli from the lower leagues their scouts clearly have an eye for talent further down the football pyramid.
Henry has only been a first-team player at Walsall for two years, but last season he made 44 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals and providing four assists in the process.
With a contract that expires in the summer of 2018, this year could be the last where Walsall would be able to demand a decent fee for Henry, and given his talent and his versatility he would be a snip at the alleged price of £1million; even more so when you consider how much Leeds could potentially get for Taylor.
Leeds fans will not want to see arguably their best player leave the club, but if Henry does ultimately replace him, it would ease the blow somewhat.
Then again, one wonders if a move by Leeds could reignite Tottenham’s interest and force them into a bid of their own, at which point Henry could have a big decision to make.
Spurs do not need a new left-back given the presence of Danny Rose and Ben Davies. However they are said to have been tracking Henry for some time, and considering the sheer number of positions he can play - he is also adept on the wing and has been used both in midfield and at centre-back on occasions - Mauricio Pochettino may try to get in ahead of Leeds in due course.