Manchester United’s second-choice goalkeeper Sergio Romero could make a move to his country Argentina amid interest from River Plate, according to reports from Goal.
Louis van Gaal brought Sergio Romero to Old Trafford in the summer of 2015, as a potential replacement for David De Gea, who was on the brink of signing for Real Madrid.
The Argentine goalkeeper, who joined Manchester United on a free transfer, started the season as United’s first-choice goalkeeper. But, since De Gea’s transfer to Real Madrid fell through, he has spent majority of the season playing second fiddle to the Spaniard.
According to Goal, River Plate are eyeing a move for Romero, and the Buenos Aires-based club have a good chance of signing him.
And although he is a positive influence in the dressing room, it is claimed that United are open to letting the former Sampdoria man leave the club, even if they lose De Gea to Real Madrid this summer.
Romero, who has represented his country 70 times, has made seven appearances for Louis van Gaal’s side and has kept four clean sheets, but has been unused since De Gea returned to starting XI for the 3-1 win over Liverpool.
Deportivo La Coruna goalkeeper Lux is an alternative option for River Plate, according to Goal.
Lux revealed to Continental recently that he would be open to a return to the club.
He said: “I would like to go back to River at some point. It is a dream I have. I learned my trade there, I had some great times and I have that idea in my head.
“I do not want to put myself forward for anything, less still do I know if this is the right time. Nobody knows that. I am trying to focus on this season and we will see afterwards.”