Sergio Romero now being lined up for Granada move

Sergio Romero may have found his next move after his Manchester United contract expired.

Romero is being lined up for a move to Granada, local outlet Ideal reports.

The Argentine is reportedly set to be offered a two-year contract with the Spanish side.

Granada reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League last season where they were eliminated by Manchester United.

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Fresh start

Oddly enough, the quarter-finals of the previous seasons’ Europa League was when Romero made his last appearance for Manchester United against Copenhagen nearly a year ago.

Romero was harshly dropped for the semi-final, which United lost, repeating the mistakes of earlier Carabao Cup and FA Cup semi-finals for which he lost his place and United were defeated.

United did not allow Romero to move on last summer either, and so he allowed his contract to tick down and has left on a free transfer.

At 34, Romero still has plenty of football left in him and at Granada he could be first choice.

Granada’s goalkeeper against United last season was Rui Silva, who this summer left as a free agent and signed a five-year deal with Real Betis.

Currently Granada’s only other option is 25-year-old Aarón Escandell Banacloche, who has only six senior appearances since coming through the club’s academy.

So Romero would be a big upgrade if only a stop gap, and it would be great to see him signing with a club where he could be the undisputed number one at last, having been a back-up at United ever since 2014.

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Chelsea route gone

Last month The Telegraph reported Chelsea were considering signing Sergio Romero as a free agent. He would have just been a back-up.

This route has closed, with Chelsea signing free agent Marcus Bettinelli, who had been released by Fulham.

While Romero probably could have earned a lot more money there, he should gain far greater satisfaction from playing as a number one at Granada if the deal goes through.

Also of note, today is one year exactly since Romero’s final appearance at Old Trafford against LASK. It would be great for him to get his career back up and running.

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