Sergio Romero requests Manchester United to sell him this summer
The 33-year-old’s standing at the club has seen a fall since on loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson was made David de Gea’s deputy.
With youngster Lee Grant also being preferred over him, it can be stated that Romero is the fourth-choice shot-stopper in the squad.
Romero has proven to be an excellent understudy to De Gea over the years. He was often used as the club’s preferred choice in goal for cup competitions. Henderson’s arrival means he won’t receive those opportunities either.
Both Aston Villa and Everton were interested in the Argentine this summer, with the latter even making a loan offer on deadline day.
It was rejected by United, who were instead seeking a permanent move for the veteran goalkeeper.
The player has since held talks with United. He hopes the club will agree to release him from his United contract, 10 months before it is due to expire.
Romero is keen to play and will waive any payout he would have received had United let him go. The MLS is a likely destination if the Red Devils accede to his demands.
A reason for Romero’s haste could be due to next summer’s Copa America competition. Playing regularly will boost his chances of making the Argentine squad for the tournament. At 33, it could very well prove to be one of his last major international tournaments.
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Romero is amongst the best backup 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)