Argentine shot stopper Sergio Romero is close to joining Premier league side Manchester united. According to reports, the South American is currently undergoing medicals with Manchester United. The goalkeeper left Italian side Sampdoria this summer and is currently a free agent. Romero, 28 is currently Argentina’s number one goalkeeper and has made 62 appearances for his country. He recently helped his country to a runner up place in the just concluded Copa America.
With Victor Valdes scheduled to leave United after falling out with Manager Louis Van Gaal and the future of Number one David De gea currently up in the air. United want to bring in Romero as goalkeeping cover with the Anders Lindergaard surplus to requirements and Youngster Sam Johnstone inexperienced United might be left with bare bones in the goalkeeping department when the season begins.
Romero has previously worked with Manager Louis Van Gaal at Dutch club side AZ Alkmaar and earned praise from the coach when he helped knock out the Holland team at the last world cup in Brazil. With Van Gaal joking “I taught him how to save penalties”
If he arrives Romero might have to play second fiddle to De gea if he stays, but as far as second choices go, Romero is as good as it gets. Romero is an experienced goalkeeper and at 28 years of age still had a lot of top years left in him. He will come without a transfer fee and as a result represents a low risk signing. The Argentine contingent of Angel Di Maria and Marcos Rojo will obviously help him settle into English football. Romero also will be equipped to handle the physicality of English football. I see this transfer coming good for the both parties involved.