Boca Juniors interested in signing Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero – report

by Leo Nieboer

Boca Juniors have pin-pointed Sergio Romero as a potential transfer target during the January transfer window, according to reports.

Romero, after signing on a free back in 2015, briefly occupied the No.1 role at Manchester United in games against Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa, Club Bruges and Swansea City for season before making way for David de Gea to resume between the sticks.

The 29-year-old, who expressed a desire earlier in the season to reassume his place as Man United’s No.1, has made just five appearances this season under Jose Mourinho.

And according to Sky Sports, Boca Juniors are willing to offer the Argentine a chance to occupy the No.1 spot at La Bombonera.

It is also noted that, following Sam Johnstone‘s loan move to Aston Villa, Mourinho will not consider letting Romero leave until an adequate replacement is available.

A chance to feature as first choice keeper for both Argentina’s national side and biggest club during the latter stages of his career is indeed a tempting offer, and Romero will have to ask himself whether playing second fiddle to De Gea supersedes the prospect playing on a regular basis for Boca.

United fans, following shaky performances against Swansea and Middlesbrough from the keeper still fresh in their memory, have remained ambivalent towards Romero, but the Argentine will be happy with his record at Old Trafford so far. He has, after all, managed an impressive ten clean sheets in 15 appearances, and one suspects that the 29-year-old will want to further endear himself to supporters this season.

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