Manchester United rejected a loan approach for Sergio Romero on deadline day
The Toffees offered to cover the Argentine’s entire £100,000 per week wages. The offer also included a £2million loan fee but it was not enough to sway United’s decision.
Romero was keen to leave United since the return of Dean Henderson earlier this summer. The 33-year-old is now the third-choice goalkeeper at the club.
The player too was keen on leaving the club this summer. Having served the club since 2015, he was keen to move in order to secure more game time.
The Argentine has been at crossroads since being dropped in favour of David de Gea for the FA Cup and Europa League semi-finals.
Romero played all the previous rounds leading up to the semifinals. United went on to lose both matches. Moreover, United also failed to inform Romero that Henderson would be returning to the club this summer.
Romero’s annoyance is understandable. He was once again left out of the loop last week when the club announced their squad for the Champions League group stages.
The Argentine was dropped from the roster for the competition and was not informed of the decision. The fact that Lee Grant makes the squad while Romero hasn’t could be an indication of his standing at the club.
All is not lost for Romero. The 33-year-old could still move to the MLS. The North American window runs until 29 October with enough time to work out a departure.
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Romero is amongst the best reserve keepers in the league and possibly in Europe. He has let in only 27 goals in 61 games for United, keeping an incredible 37 clean sheets. (h/t Transfermarkt)
United players are unhappy with the way the club has treated Romero. For someone who has stepped up and delivered when needed, the club have not repaid the Argentine’s efforts when needed.