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Valencia target Manchester United outcast Sergio Romero on a free transfer

Sergio Romero of Manchester United
Sergio Romero wanted by La Liga giants Valencia

Valencia offered the chance to sign Manchester United outcast Sergio Romero

According to Spanish outlet Plaza Deportiva, Valencia has identified Manchester United outcast Sergio Romero as a potential solution to their goalkeeping conundrum.

Los Ches are looking to move on current No.1 Jasper Cillessen in the summer. Romero, currently out of favour at United, is one of the options they are looking at.

The Spaniards already have an offer on the table to sign Romero and the Argentine provides them with an enticing option. Valencia’s dire financial situation means they can at best sign free agents or opt for loan deals.

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero iss et to stay at the club until January
Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero could finally be on his way out

With Romero’s contract at Old Trafford set to expire in the summer, they could bag the 34-year-old on a free transfer.

The veteran goalkeeper has had offers from both South America and the United States but is keen to remain in Europe for family reasons.

A return to his homeland in Argentina is not completely off the table. However, it is likely to be with Racing and not Boca juniors.

Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero in action.
Valencia are keen on Sergio Romero (GETTY Images)

A dependable player!

Signed in 2015 by Louis van Gaal, Romero has been an excellent back-up keeper who has performed when called upon. He has let in only 27 goals in 61 games for United, keeping an incredible 37 clean sheets. (h/t Transfermarkt)

He has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Dean Henderson and has almost certainly played his last game for United. There have been very few backup keepers as dependable as our Argentine star.

Dean Henderson is behind David de Gea in the pecking order. (GETTY Images)
Romero is behind both Dean Henderson and David de Gea in the pecking order (GETTY Images)

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Romero’s time at United has been up for some time now. Unfortunately, he could not secure a move away last summer. Now with his contract running down, he controls his own destiny.

From the looks of it, he is not short of options.

Written by Pranav Nair

An Engineering postgraduate with a keen interest in statistics, pop culture and football.

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