ARGENTINA goalkeeper Sergio Romero has signed a new
contract with Manchester United that will keep him at the
Europa League holders until 2021 as speculation mounts over
David De Gea’s future
Romero, understudy to Spain’s De Gea since joining the English
Premier League club in 2015, played in the Europa League
campaign that ended in a 2-0 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in
EPL: Jose Mourinho on new formation.
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Who wouldn’t
want to be at the biggest club in the world?” said Romero,
whose deal gives him the option of another season after 2021.
“We have great goalkeepers here and we are always learning from
The news of Romero penning a new deal has added to the talk De
Gea could depart Manchester United, amid renewed interest from
Spanish giants Real Madrid.
It has been reported Jose Mourinho wants Toni Kroos OR Raphael
Varane in return for his star goalkeeper, as a £50m
(AU$84m) bid is expected.
Romero, 30, holds a record 88 Argentina caps for a goalkeeper
having kept his place in the team he helped reach the 2014
World Cup final despite not holding down the first team place
at his past three clubs, including Sampdoria and AS Monaco.
United, who came sixth in the Premier League last season,
qualified for the Champions League via the Europa League and
will be aiming to win the European Cup for the fourth time.
Originally published as
Mourinho locks in GK deal, De Gea talk mounts