Report: Manchester United make proposal to Sergio Romero, van Gaal reunion possible

Sergio Romero

Manchester United are reportedly pursuing Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

According to Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Manchester United have offered a proposal to Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

United's goalkeeping situation is in a state of flux right now, with David De Gea's future uncertain, and Victor Valdes left out of the Red Devils' tour of America.

Now, Di Marzio reports that United are interested in signing free agent goalkeeper Sergio Romero, whose Sampdoria contract expired earlier this summer.

Romero, 28, has had a quiet domestic career of late with Monaco and Sampdoria, largely serving as a backup for both clubs, but he has maintained his position as Argentina's first choice goalkeeper.

Intriguingly, Romero has worked with United boss Louis van Gaal before. The duo were at AZ Alkmaar together, and they even faced off against each other last summer at the World Cup, as Romero helped dump van Gaal's Netherlands side out in the semi-finals.

A reunion could now be on the cards, with Di Marzio reporting that United have made an offer to the goalkeeper, with the intention of being a second choice stopper - though Serie A side Roma are also interested.

What would Romero's arrival mean for United?

Romero is an experienced goalkeeper who has carved out a career as a second choice, and that would surely continue at United.

The move would suggest that Valdes is nearer the exit door than De Gea, with Romero either backing up De Gea, or whoever United bring in to replace him should he depart this summer.

Romero's knowledge of playing under Van Gaal would make this a sensible, low cost move for United, who need to get their goalkeeping situation resolved sooner rather than later.

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