Could Sampdoria 'keeper help Manchester United’s Argentine contingent?

Sergio Romero

There has been talk of Manchester United adding more Argentine talent to their squad and Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero is a willing target.

Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero was reported to have rejected Manchester United in the summer, but he denies that and seems ready for a transfer.

The Argentine international was Sampdoria's first choice last season, but the Serie A side couldn't afford to keep paying his wages, so club and player agreed he would move on in the summer.

Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool were all linked with Romero, who is a respected shot-stopper, but as the days ticked down, no deal materialised.

It was widely reported that Romero rejected a transfer to one of the Manchester clubs on deadline day, but he insists that isn't true.

However, Sampdoria had already replaced Romero with Emiliano Viviano, who flopped at Arsenal, and Romero is now sitting on the bench draining the club's resources and his supply of patience.

"In the summer there was an offer from Benfica but it didn't end well," Romero told Portugal's Radio Red.

"However it is not true that I turned down other clubs such as Manchester United. Maybe I can resolve my situation in January rather than waiting for June."

A report in The Independent claimed that Manchester United are considering adding more Argentine players to their squad with Angel Di Maria and Marcos Rojo joining in the summer and Romero could be a decent addition to give more goalkeeping cover.

Romero would probably receive the backing of his national teammates and could relish the chance to revitalise his career.

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