Leeds United and Everton are ready to make a move for Manchester United’s Sergio Romero ahead of the summer transfer window.
According to a report published by ESPN, Leeds United and Everton are interested in signing Manchester United backup goalkeeper Sergio Romero this summer transfer window.
Romero joined United in 2015 on a free transfer from Sampdoria. He was signed as a backup to David de Gea and has lived the part for five years now. He has only registered 59 games for the club but has managed 38 clean sheets during this time. This incredible record includes the 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final in 2017.
The Argentine shot-stopper has proven to be one of the, if not the best backup goalie in the continent. However, his starting spot in cup competitions has been snubbed several times to pave the way for de Gea, even if Romero has been fit.
The most recent example of this is the game against Chelsea last week where he was benched in the semi-finals of the FA Cup despite having an impressive run of form in the tournament. This decision turned out to be extremely problematic for United, who lost the game due to goalkeeping errors.
Now 33, Romero is on the hunt to end his career on a high as a starting goalkeeper. Two names that have come up in the race for his signature are Everton and newly-promoted Leeds United.
The Merseyside outfit have England no. 1 Jordan Pickford as their starting goalkeeper, but lack a secure option from the bench to rival the Englishman or serve as a deputy. Maarten Stekelenburg has held that position for four years, but has signed with Ajax on a free transfer and will be moving after Everton play their final game of the season.
Leeds, on the other hand, have fielded Kiko Casilla as their starting goalkeeper for over a year. However, the Spaniard is quite error-prone, and Leeds’ supporters haven’t seemed to have taken a liking to him. Moreover, they will require a better goalkeeper now that they have been promoted to the English top-flight and have to rebuild and upgrade their team in challenging circumstances.
Sergio Romero is certainly Premier League quality, and with just a year remaining on his Manchester United contract, it will be rather interesting to see how this transfer unfolds in the coming weeks.