United Could Offer Sergio Romero To Aston Villa To Secure Jack Grealish Transfer

Manchester United's Sergio Romero.

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Manchester United could offer Sergio Romero to Aston Villa in order to sweeten the transfer of Jack Grealish.

With next season’s Premier League campaign less than a month away, clubs will be scrambling to secure the crucial deals they have in mind for this dramatic transfer window.

The post-pandemic economy will make no one’s job any easier with all means of negotiating final pricetags likely to be in place.

As such, the Red Devils could revisit a transfer saga that was touted to take place this summer in light of fresh developments.

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United are considering offering Sergio Romero to Aston Villa in a bid to sweeten Jack Grealish’s potential arrival to Old Trafford.

The Argentine goalkeeper has been excellent as a no.2 for United and showed great brilliance domestically and in Europe for the side last campaign, despite being dropped for the semi-finals of the FA Cup and the Europa League.

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It is understood that Romero is eyeing regular football and the potential arrival of Dean Henderson doesn’t make matters any easier. Henderson has bid farewell to Sheffield United and could pose competition to David De Gea for the starting spot at Old Trafford from the next campaign. Separate claims have alleged that a fresh long-term contract is in the works for the 23-year-old.

Incidentally, the prior source adds that Villa are willing to take-on Henderson in a season-long loan but United are looking to offload Romero instead. All this is understood to be an attempt from the Mancunian outfit to acquire Grealish who has been an attacking target for a while now.

The 24-year-old Englishman was on their radar for quite a few months but was dwarfed by the Jadon Sancho saga. Now that the latter deal appears to be in some limbo, United could revisit their interest in the Villa winger instead.