Manchester United are prepared to pay Sergio Romero’s full £70k-a-week wages if the goalkeeper leaves Old Trafford on loan amidst links with West Ham, according to a report from the Sun.
Football journalist Peter Harding, who specialises in Manchester United news, named West Ham as one of the clubs interested in signing the Red Devils stopper a couple of weeks ago.
Now, we are fairly well stocked in the goalkeeping department. But there could be a case made for us needing a new and established stopper.
Lukasz Fabianski and Darren Randolph are David Moyes’s two first-choice stoppers. Joseph Anang and Nathan Trott are also pushing through at the London Stadium.
But look a little closer, and there are undoubtedly issues in that area.
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Fabianski is 35 and seemed to have regressed after returning from injury last season. There are also question marks as to whether Randolph, who is no spring chicken either, is actually good enough to play for a Premier League club.
Meanwhile, Anang and Trott are totally unproven at Premier League level.
So signing Manchester United stopper Romero wouldn’t be the worst idea. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is clearly ready to let the Argentine, 33, leave Old Trafford (The Sun).
Perhaps a permanent deal for the former Sampdoria ace would make more sense than a loan for West Ham. The Athletic claims claims that Romero could be available for as little as £8 million this summer. And with United’s apparent desperation to move him on, the Hammers could surely haggle that fee down.
The 33-year-old would be a sound addition. But if we’re being honest, he should be about fourth or fifth on our list of priority signings.