Valencia keen to sign Manchester United goalkeeper in £6m deal

Sergio Romero appears to be closing in on a highly-expected departure from Manchester United. 

Romero has deputised for number one David De Gea for five years at Old Trafford, acting as the consummate professional as an understudy to the Spaniard.

But the return of Dean Henderson after two successful loan spells at Sheffield United means the Argentine veteran is now third in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s goalkeeping pecking order and it is unlikely he will be granted any first-team football this season.

Romero has been utilised in cup competitions but these opportunities are likely to be now given to Henderson as he offers serious competition to De Gea’s starting berth.

According to the Mirror, Valencia are pushing to complete a deal for Romero and are willing to pay up to £6m for the 33-year-old.

It is noted that the Spanish outfit have already made contact with United over Romero, who is said to earn around £65,000 per-week at Old Trafford.

While Romero has been an adequate deputy for De Gea, he has never truly pressured the Spaniard for a starting spot despite his dramatic dip in form over the last 18 months.

A move for the Romero to La Liga could benefit all parties this summer as the 96-cap international could get the chance to enjoy regular first-team football for the first time in five years and United can remove a surplus player from their excessive wage bill.

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