Sergio Romero set for showdown talks as Dean Henderson nears return
David de Gea is the undisputable number one at the club and clearly has Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s favour. Romero has been a dependable backup but the return of Dean Henderson throws his position into doubt.
Henderson enjoyed a strong spell at Sheffield United and will be keen to take the starting spot from De Gea. The Spaniard, on the other hand, has been guilty of a number of high-profile mistakes this season.
With two keepers potentially ahead of him in the pecking order, Romero has every right to question where he stands in the hierarchy.
According to the report, he is open to leaving if Solskjaer tells him he has no future at the club. It will bring down the curtains on an impressive stint that saw him keep 39 clean sheets from 59 games for United.
Romero has just 12 months to go on his United contract, but there does however exist the option of extending it by another year.
He will not be short of suitors with both Villareal and Real Sociedad interested. The Argentine is yet to feature in the Premier League this season. His 15 appearances have so far come in cup competitions. He has kept a clean sheet in 11 of them.
These opportunities will become even scarcer if Henderson is brought into the fold. United will demand around £6m for the shot-stopper should he decide to move on.
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Romero was the regular starter for United in the FA Cup. Solskjaer, however, swapped the veteran for De Gea in the semifinals. What followed was a performance that embarrassed both the Spaniard and his manager.
Romero’s time at United may be over. But with Henderson returning, Solskjaer could have to make some difficult decisions this summer.