Manchester United sign goalkeeper Romero

Manchester, July 27 (IANS) English football club Manchester United on Monday roped in Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero as David de Gea is still uncertain about signing for the Premier League team.

Romero left Italian club Sampdoria and was a free agent. United lured him to sign a three-year deal to replace Spanish reserve goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who has been asked to leave by manager Louis van Gaal.

“We have to prepare our season with the threat that David de Gea is going to Real Madrid,” van Gaal was quoted as saying by BBC.

De Gea is into the final year of his contract with United and is wanted by Real Madrid. If at all de Gea stays at Old Trafford, the Dutchman said Romero would bring in healthy competition.

“You always need competition. When I see that a player is better than the player in the line-up, he shall play the next match,” said van Gaal.

Romero has 62 international outings to his credit and was instrumental in knocking van Gaal’s Netherlands out of the World Cup by saving two spot-kicks in 2014.

He became United’s fifth signing of the summer, following in the footsteps of defender Matteo Darmian, midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin and striker Memphis Depay.

Asked about Romero, the manager said: “He is a very dominating goalkeeper, he dominates the 60-metre area. His stature is also tall and he gives a lot of confidence to the players.”

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here