Manchester United have completed the free transfer of Argentinian ‘keeper Sergio Romero.
The 28-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the Red Devils and the option of a fourth year is also included in the deal.
The ‘keeper was a free agent after his contract with Italian outfit Sampdoria expired earlier this month.
Romero has already gathered a wealth of experience in his career and played at last year’s World Cup with his national side. His club career has seen him play in Holland with AZ Alkmaar, Italy with Sampdoria and Monaco in France.
His club career has slightly stalled in recent seasons, as he made just 11 appearances last season for Sampdoria, after spending the previous season on-loan at Monaco and only making nine appearances for the Ligue One side.
The arrival of Romero will increase speculation over the future of United’s Spanish ‘keeper David De Gea, who has been heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
United boss Louis van Gaal even admitted he signed Romero in case Los Blancos attempted to sign the Spaniard. Van Gaal told the media: “We have to prepare our season with the threat that David De Gea is going to Real Madrid,”
If De Gea stays at Old Trafford then Romero is likely to be back-up for the Spaniard, as second choice ‘keeper Victor Valdes has been told he is free to find another club.
The former Barcelona ‘keeper was left out of the Red Devils squad for their US tour after reportedly refusing to play in a reserve match.
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