Sergio Romero left Manchester United at the end of June and has been back in his native Argentina since.

But rather than follow Marcos Rojo who signed for Boca Juniors earlier this year, Romero is being linked with a return to the UK.

The Telegraph report Chelsea are considering a move to sign Romero as a free agent.

Romero is in the mix to back up Eduardo Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga, although it is unclear if the latter wants to stay.

Chelsea are considering younger goalkeepers but Romero is a player they are considering.

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Seven years a United player

Romero signed for Manchester United in 2014 and stayed for seven seasons in total.

He was used largely as a back-up, playing a total of 61 matches, one more than Peter Schmeichel’s deputy Raimond van der Gouw.

 

Romero always felt too good to be a number two, having represented Argentina in the World Cup final, and he was unlucky to have an excellent David de Gea in front of him.

It would be a shame now if he settled for a back-up role, although it is obviously nice work for him, getting paid a lot of money for rarely playing, it would be good if he had one last real run of regular football in his career.

Romero is 34 and was linked by The Athletic to both Everton and Juventus earlier in the transfer window, at both clubs he would have been a back-up too. A return to the Premier League is said to appeal to him.

United let Romero leave and re-signed Tom Heaton, who is now third choice but could be elevated to second if one of David de Gea or Dean Henderson leave.

If Romero signed for Chelsea it would be a shame, although no hard feeling on United’s part. The club really messed up his situation in 2020 after omitting him from three cup semi-finals after he helped them get there, and then did not give him the move he wanted in the summer. His 2020/21 season was completely wasted as he did not feature in a single matchday squad.

The players released by Manchester United on June 30 2021

  1. Sergio Romero

    Free agent

  2. Joel Pereira

    Signed with RKC Waalwijk

  3. Jacob Carney

    Signed with Sunderland

  4. Iestyn Hughes

    Signed with Leicester City

  5. Mark Helm

    Signed with Burnley

  6. Arnau Puigmal

    Signed with Almeria

  7. Aliou Traore

    Signed with Parma

  8. Max Taylor

    Signed with Rochdale

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