Argentine international stopper set to leave Man Utd this month

By | September 7, 2020

Everton and Leeds United are allegedly interested in signing Manchester United backup shot-stopper, Sergio Romero.

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti is keen to provide more competition for current No1 Jordan Pickford, whose position as the first choice for both club and country came under scrutiny last campaign.

Romero has spent the past five years as an understudy to David de Gea at Manchester United but is widely considered as one of the best backup goalkeepers in world football.

The 33-year-old star has won 96 caps for Argentina and has frequently impressed when called upon in cup competitions, but the battle for the United No1 spot is likely to intensify even more with Dean Henderson returning from his loan stint with Sheffield United.

The Mirror reports that the Red Devils are open to offers for the shot-stopper and that he’d welcome the chance to fight for regular senior team football at Goodison Park.

The report also states that Leeds are monitoring Romero’s situation ahead of their return to England’s first tier.

The Championship winners have already purchased Illan Meslier on a permanent basis this summer, while the Spanish star Kiko Casilla was their number one for much of last season, but Marcelo Bielsa is said to be considering a move for his compatriot.

Elsewhere, it has been revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly failed with a recent approach for Ajax star Donny van de Beek.

While the Netherlands international has been mentioned with a move to a bigger club for the best part of a year, there has been little movement with regards to the star.

However, on Sunday evening, it was widely stated that the playmaker had agreed to sign for the Red Devils on a five-year contract.

According to The Mirror, UNited only won the race for Van de Beek after he rejected a late proposal from Spurs.