Sheffield United's Dean Henderson makes Leeds move claim, some Whites fans aren't buying

Leeds fans show their support prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play-off semi final second leg match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on May 15, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Henderson was part of the Sheffield United side that pipped Leeds United to promotion last season

Sheffield United's Dean Henderson celebrates after John Lundstram scored his side's second goal  during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Burnley FC at Bramall Lane on...

Some Leeds United fans are not buying Dean Henderson's claim that he was set to join Leeds United until their Yorkshire rivals, Sheffield United, stepped in last summer.

Henderson was part of the Sheffield United side that pipped Leeds to promotion last season, which he spent on loan from Manchester United.

The 22-year-old rejoined the Blades on another temporary deal at the start of the current campaign, and has kept the joint-most clean sheets in the Premier League - with his fine form resulting in a first England call-up last month.


Speaking via the official Sheffield United website on Wednesday, Henderson recalled the circumstances which led to original Bramall Lane move.

"Every club in the Championship were after me at the time," he said.

"I'd been down to Leeds, and it looked as though I was signing there. Bristol City were very keen as well, and then my agent rang me and said that Sheffield United had been on the back burner. I said to him 'Why haven't you told me?', because I really wanted to go there. The gaffer rang me, we spoke on the phone for an hour, and to be honest I was walking there before I even put the phone down. I was just buzzing to come to Bramall Lane.

"It has been the best decision of my career so far. I've made some friends for life; the fans have been brilliant with me and hopefully we can make many more great memories."

Jamal Blackman of Sheffield United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Sheffield United at KCOM Stadium on February 23, 2018 in Hull, England.

But by the time that Henderson first set foot at Sheffield United, Leeds had already signed the Blades' previous loanee 'keeper, Jamal Blackman.

And this is what those of a Leeds persuasion are saying on Twitter... 










Blackman would, unfortunately, suffer a serious injury ahead of his Championship debut and return to his parent club, Chelsea.

The Whites later signed Kiko Casilla on a permanent deal from Real Madrid.

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