Manchester United fans have mixed emotions to Sergio Romero signing

Manchester United fans have mixed emotions to Sergio Romero signing

Manchester United officially announced the signing of Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero last night.

The 28-year-old becomes the second goalkeeper to join on a free transfer within the space of six months following in Victor Valdes‘ footsteps from last January and he is widely expected to replace Valdes as United’s back-up in Louis van Gaal‘s squad.

Romero is the fifth first-team signing by Van Gaal this year and although he is Argentina’s first-choice goalkeeper, there is some concern over what his arrival means because of its wider implications.

David de Gea‘s future is still very much uncertain and some fans are worried that Romero’s arrival is a prelude to his move to Real Madrid this summer. On the other hand, others are convinced he will not become United’s No.1 goalkeeper any time soon:

It’s a tricky one to gauge. On paper, a World Cup runner-up and first choice goalkeeper for Argentina is only going to settle for the No.1 position but when you consider he has joined as a free agent after being released by Sampdoria then you realise he is hardly in a position of strength, so a back-up spot might seem appealing for the time being.

Fans want De Gea to stay this summer and see it as one of the most important deals of the window but has Romero’s arrival put plans into motion for his move to Real Madrid to be completed?

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