Sergio Romero interested in Manchester United return this summer
Former goalkeeper Sergio Romero is interested in a return to Manchester United this summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The 35-year-old joined Italian side Venezia on on a free transfer in October, following his release from the Red Devils in the summer of 2021.
The 96-time Argentina international made 16 Serie A appearances last season, but his season was hampered by testing positive for Covid-19 and having knee surgery.
Romero’s couldn’t prevent Leoni Alati from being relegated to Serie B, following their first season in the top-flight in 19 years, and the former Manchester United goalkeeper is set to become a free agent this summer.
His short-term contract with the Italian side is set to expire today and the MEN report that Romero would be interested in returning to United a year after leaving the club.
Sergio Romero interested in Manchester United return
With Dean Henderson set to join Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan, Erik ten Hag is keen to recruit a back-up goalkeeper that can challenge and step in for David de Gea when required.
Manchester United are moving on from interest in Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann, The Mail report.
Fabrizio Romano reported last week that talks were being held with the Hornets to bring the Austrian stopper on board.
With Bachmann seemingly no longer on United’s radar, a move for Romero could be easily brokered if its something that Ten Hag gives the green light to.
Romero arrived from Sampdoria under Louis van Gaal in 2014 when De Gea was closing in on a move to Real Madrid.
Despite starting the 2014-15 as United’s number one, once De Gea’s move to the Santiago Bernabeu fell through the Spaniard re-established himself as the club’s first-choice keeper at Romero’s expense.
Romero made 61 appearances for the Red Devils from which he registered 39 clean sheets. He played 12 times, including the final against Ajax en-route to our Europa League success under Jose Mourinho in 2017.
But despite making nine appearances during the club’s 2019-20 Europa League campaign, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided to restore De Gea for the semi-final defeat against Sevilla instead of sticking with Romero.
The Argentine didn’t feature at all under the Norwegian during the 2020-21 campaign and he was frozen out following the return of Henderson from his loan spell at Sheffield United.
With Manchester United in the market for a back-up goalkeeper, a move for a man who was accustomed and seemingly happy to play second fiddle to De Gea could be quickly wrapped up, which would allow Ten Hag to focus his efforts on improving the team in other areas.