Per famous and reliable Italian journalist, Gianluca Di Marzio, Man United are “one step” away from securing the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, who is a free agent.
Romero is expected to replace David De Gea, whose departure to Real Madrid is imminent, according to several sources in the media. The manager, Louis van Gaal has already declared his intention not to retain the services of Victor Valdes based on issues that bother on club principles. Discussions with the goalkeeper are said to have reached advanced stage, with the Argentine believed to have had his medical with the former EPL champions, according to the Metro.
With Valdes almost as good as gone, and David De Gea probably on his way out before the end of the window, the Red Devils are left without any option but to sign a replacement, and Romero is the player that has been pencilled down by the manager.
The player (Romero), whose contract with Serie A side Sampdoria, expired last month, had an exceptional time at the last World Cup in Brazil where he kept clean sheets in four matches to help his country qualify for the final, where they lost to Germany. He was also in between the sticks when his country lost in the final to Chile during the Copa America final. However, the 28-year old has failed to replicate his national team heroics in club football.
In the Serie A, Romero was only able to keep one clean sheet in 10 matches last season.