Report: Manchester City to battle Liverpool for Sergio Romero

Manchester City have now entered the race to sign Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero.

Romero rose to prominence this summer, leading Argentina to the World Cup Final with some impressive performances in goal.

After starting his career with Racing Club, the 27-year-old joined Eredivisie side AZ Alkmaar in 2007, before leaving for Serie A club Sampdoria in 2011. He has since made 70 appearances for Sinisa Mihajlovic’s side, as well as spending last season on loan with Monaco - although he only made two appearances in the French Ligue 1.

His performances for his nation had Liverpool reportedly tracking the stopper over the summer, and that interest has been ramped up since the start of the campaign with Simon Mignolet faltering between the posts. The Belgian ‘keeper has since been dropped in favour of Brad Jones, although he is hardly of a high quality, and the Anfield club have also been linked with moves for Mattia Perin and Fiorentina man Neto to become their number one.

Romero’s contract expires this summer, and it has been said that the Reds could delay any deal to secure him on a free transfer rather than having to pay a fee for his services.

However, they Brendan Rodgers could be rushed into making a decision this January, with TMW reporting that Premier League rivals Manchester City are also keen on signing the stopper, and are working on a deal right now.

The report indicates that Romero’s agent Mino Raiola is currently talking to both clubs and is quickly progressing through a deal, and Liverpool should move fast if they intend to secure Romero as their new first-choice number one.

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