Italian press: Sergio Romero set for Manchester United medical, Van Gaal reunion imminent

Free agent goalkeeper Sergio Romero is reportedly closing in on a move to Manchester United.

According to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, goalkeeper Sergio Romero is poised to undergo a medical with Manchester United ahead of a move to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have a real issue with their goalkeeping situation this summer, with David De Gea's future up in the air and Victor Valdes for sale, as manager Louis van Gaal told BBC Sport earlier this week.

Valdes' seemingly imminent departure means that van Gaal is likely to be on the lookout for a new second choice goalkeeper - and reports suggest he may have found his man.

Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Argentina international Romero, 27, is poised to complete a medical with United in the coming days.

The stopper was released by Sampdoria earlier this summer, and looks set to reunite with Van Gaal on a free transfer, having been managed by the Dutchman during their time together at AZ Alkmaar.

Romero is likely to only be cover for a first choice goalkeeper, but whether that is De Gea or another new signing remains to be seen.

With experience and international pedigree, as well as a familiarity with van Gaal's methods, Romero could be the ideal backup goalkeeper signing for United, especially on a free transfer - but supporters will be more concerned about De Gea's future.

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