Manchester United have entered talks with Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero and have proposed a contract offer to him.
Gianluca di Marzio reports that AS Roma are also in talks with Romero, who is a free agent, but says that United are proposing a €2m per year offer which is better than what the Serie A side.
However, Di Marzio goes on to state that United cannot offer Romero any guarantees about playing time so that could be a crucial factor if these talks are to go any further forward.
With Victor Valdes‘ future at the club uncertain after being left out of the pre-season tour, Romero could conceivably come in as United’s second choice goalkeeper.
For those who don’t remember, Romero was Argentina’s first choice goalkeeper at the 2014 World Cup and won man of the match in the semi-final against Louis van Gaal‘s Netherlands after saving two penalties against Wesley Sneijder and Ron Vlaar.
Furthermore, he was at AZ Alkmaar when Van Gaal steered the Dutch side to the Eredivisie title, an achievement which was one of the finest in his career. So, Van Gaal knows Romero as an individual and has seen what he can do and that’s very important to him.
It’s looking like there could be a goalkeeper merry-go round at United between now and the end of the summer transfer window because David de Gea, Anders Lindegaard, Valdes and Sam Johnstone could all conceivably be moving on.