No club is ever considered safe when it comes to holding on to their star players and Manchester United are no exception. They are certainly in danger of losing David De Gea, irrespective of whether there is speculation about his future. Now, there seems to be a risk with the second-choice goalkeeper as well, as Sergio Romero has been linked with a return to Italian football with Inter Milan showing interest in the player.
The Argentine has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular at Manchester United. He has been restricted to the order first-team opportunities in the cup competitions. This seriously hinders his possibilities of featuring regularly for the Argentine national team, who have recently undergone a managerial change. This is expected to put a lot of pressure on Romero to play regular football even at United.
As long as David De Gea is at Old Trafford, it is highly unlikely that Romero’s status in the squad will change. After having joined United on a free transfer from Sampdoria in the summer of 2015, Romero may feel that he has shown enough quality to prove himself worthy of a regular first-team spot.
The prospect of joining Inter Milan will seem extremely tempting, as it has been reported by Mundo Albiceleste that the Italian Serie A outfit have offered him a two-year contract. This gives the player plenty of time to impress the new owners at Inter Milan, who are expected to spend big in the coming transfer windows in order to transform the club’s fortunes.
Romero’s contract with Manchester United runs out in June 2018. Even though United do have the option of adding an additional year to his contract, Romero would want regular first-team football and Jose Mourinho may not be in a position to provide the same.
Since Romero came to Old Trafford on a free transfer, United are unlikely to stand in his way if he wishes to leave the club in the summer. Since the World Cup 2018 is just around the corner, Romero will want to play regular first-team football in order to boost his national team opportunities.