Sergio Romero keen to leave Manchester United
David de Gea is the undisputable number one at the club and has Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s backing. Romero has been a dependable backup but the return of the impressive Dean Henderson throws his standing into disarray.
Romero was brought in by former manager Louis van Gaal in 2015. He has since proven himself as a capable understudy. In fact, his record of 39 clean sheets from 61 games speaks volumes of his ability.
Not only has Henderson returned after enhancing his reputation at Sheffield United, but has also penned a new deal. With him now in contention, Romero is at best the third-choice keeper at the club.
A number of clubs are keen on the 33-year-old, with Aston Villa leading the chase. The Villans are keen on a new shot-stopper following Tom Heaton’s long-term injury.
The Villa number one is expected to be out at least until October. Although the club have three reserve keepers on their payroll, none of them is as good as Romero.
United value the Argentine between £8m and £10m. Selling a player who is not a key first XI star will represent good business for the club.
Romero has just 12 months to go on his United contract, but there does however exist the option of extending it by another year.
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Romero was the regular starter for United in the FA Cup and the Europa League. Solskjaer, however, swapped the veteran for De Gea in the latter stages of both the competitions.
Given his ability, Romero can become an important player elsewhere. He has been a loyal servant for a number of years and deserves to be given a chance to do what is best for his career.