By Dave Marshall
News broke out last week that Manchester United are bracing themselves for yet another transfer offer from Real Madrid for David de Gea. The Spanish goalkeeper has been strongly linked with a move to the Spanish giants, and it now looks as though United are making contingency plans should he leave Old Trafford.
30-year-old Argentina international, Sergio Romero has been given a new 4-year contract with the option of a further year. The former Sampdoria man was particularly impressive for the Red Devils last term, making 28 appearances in all, 12 starts and being the preferred goalkeeper in the Europa League as the club won the trophy.
Romero is highly regarded by manager, Jose Mourinho, as the Portuguese tactician believes he is a capable deputy to De Gea, and should the No. 1 get injured, there is confidence in the replacement.
Speaking after the deal was announced, Romero said: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Who wouldn’t want to be at the biggest club in the world?
“We have great goalkeepers here and we are always learning from each other.Of course, it was a very proud moment for me and my family to be part of the Europa League final, and I am looking forward to helping the team build on last season’s success in 2017/18.” he added.
The Argentina international was signed from Sampdoria two years ago as a potential replacement for De Gea, who was close to a move to Real Madrid but a paperwork gaffe ensured that De Gea stayed and regained his spot after Romero had been in goal for six matches.
Romero is a goalkeeper that was known for errors earlier in his career, but has since matured and kept the error out of his game. He is known for his reflexes and shot stopping abilities.