According to The Athletic, Manchester United are looking for a fee of around £10 million to sell Sergio Romero.
At this price, clubs should be queuing up to sign the Argentine, who won the Europa League with Manchester United in 2017.
Romero is good enough to be a first choice for most Premier League clubs.
There has even been debate among United fans this season over whether he should replace David de Gea.
That chance will go to Dean Henderson, with Sky Sports reporting the academy talent will challenge De Gea for a first team spot this season.
If there is one criticism of Romero, it is that he is too comfortable being number two, and perhaps is not pushing De Gea hard enough.
United would still make a profit
£10 million is a bargain for clubs looking to sign a first choice goalkeeper.
Romero is a player of proven quality. He has even played in a World Cup final, and featured for Argentina throughout their run in 2014.
This past season he kept seven clean sheets in nine Europa League games, winning the tournament’s golden glove.
It still left a sour note that he was dropped for the semi-final and did not get an opportunity to continue what he started.
United signed Romero on a free transfer in 2015, and so even at £10 million, the club will be able to make a profit.
What really matters is allowing Romero an opportunity to go and play regularly.
Henderson’s presence means Romero faces not even being in the matchday squads most weeks, and this would be a big change for him, a negative one.
United still have Lee Grant as third choice, and Nathan Bishop behind him, and letting Romero leave would be the fair move to make.
It would be preferable that he does not join a Premier League club and goes abroad, so we don’t face the inevitability of him playing a blinder against us twice a season.
But wherever he ends up, Romero will leave Old Trafford with the best wishes of everybody at Manchester United.
How much could United raise in player sales?
- Marcos Rojo
£10 million. The problem is his wages of £160,000 per week.
- Chris Smalling
£20 million. Loan club Roma could yet come back in for him.
- Jesse Lingard
£20 million. No offers so far.
- Phil Jones
£10 million. His recent injury makes him hard to shift.
- Diogo Dalot
£10-20 million. United may be tempted to keep him unless we recoup the £19 million we paid.
- Andreas Pereira
£15 million. Pereira would likely be sold abroad.
- Sergio Romero
£10-15 million. It would be hard to stand in Romero’s way if he wanted out.
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