Everton may look into signing Sergio Romero from Manchester United after reports emerging of Dean Henderson returning to Old Trafford.
David De Gea for long has been arguably the best keeper in the Premier League but his recent form has been a matter of concern. On the other hand, Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson has continued to rack up domineering performances one after the other at Sheffield, triggering the idea of him being a starter next season for United. This could leave Sergio Romero into making a major decision over his future and Everton could offer him a way out.
Everton has been on the hunt for a new keeper as well, to not only act as a back up to Jordan Pickford but also challenge him for the No.1 spot when the Englishman is having a bad patch. Many Evertonians believe that Pickford has become complacent in recent times and it is due to the lack of competition in the squad. Maarten Stekelenburg is just there to make up squad numbers and Joao Virginia is too young and inexperienced to be thrown into the Premier League circus.
The Toffees have recently held talks and asked about the availability of Lucas Perri of Sao Paulo and Salvatore Sirigu from Torino. Perri recently penned down a new deal with the Brazilian side and has a release clause of £35 million. Spending such a huge sum that too in a season where Corona Virus has curtailed the club finances isn’t a wise option.
Salvatore Sirigu is a better candidate on both the fronts, experience and price, but luring an Italian from his homeland is never an easy operation. Perhaps, Manchester United substitute keeper Sergio Romero fits the bill. He has plenty of experience of football in England and will also be willing to move away from Manchester United should Dean Henderson return.
Henderson has seen his chances of starting for United next season catapult after recent bad form of David De Gea. If the 23 year old does return to Old Trafford and is in the mix to compete for the No.1 spot between the posts, Sergio Romero could find himself unemployed and warming the bench all season long, essentially, he’ll drop to being a third choice keeper.
His current contract runs till 2021 and the £70,000 a week star who has displayed heroic performances at times in a United shirt still has a lot to give to any team he plays for. If Everton can manage to complete his signing, it’ll be a Marcel Brands master stroke.
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Romero has the quality to be a top first choice keeper and keep Pickford on the toes. A few lacklustre performances from the 26 year old and Ancelotti wouldn’t shy away from replacing Pickford with Romero in goal. Sergio Romero is unlikely to ever pip David De Gea and Dean Henderson at United, but at Goodison Park, he can continue his Premier League voyage and expect more game time than what he is currently getting at Old Trafford.
Owing to his current contract expiring in 12 months coupled his age, his asking price will be affordable and the Royal Blues won’t have to break the bank for the Argentine. Acquiring the services of the 33 year old could prove to be a smart and smooth operation, should Everton sign him this summer.
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