Racing Club president Victor Blanco Rodriguez has revealed that the Argentine club hold an interest in signing Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero.
The former Sampdoria keeper has dropped down the pecking order at Old Trafford and was not named in this season’s Champions League squad, which includes David de Gea, Dean Henderson and Lee Grant.
Those are telling signs and Romero should be looking for a move as soon as possible. But he must respect his contract at the same time…
While a transfer to the MLS has been suggested for Romero, as per the Daily Mail, Blanco made it very clear that he would like to give the 33-year-old an opportunity to return to where his professional career began.
Romero made just five senior appearances for the club before moving to Europe to join Dutch side AZ in 2007, managed by former United boss Louis van Gaal who would later bring the Argentina international to Old Trafford.
He would go on to play an important role in Jose Mourinho’s Europa League triumph in 2017.
Blanco told Radio Colonia (via Ole): “I dream of bringing Chiquito, but he has to come with the conviction of wanting to return, knowing that he’s not going to earn in dollars or the amount of money he earns in Europe.
“But Racing opens the doors to everyone who wants to return. In Tita there’s a court with his name, obviously we want him to come, but it’s his decision and I understand if he wants to stay there.”
He makes a potential return for Romero sound like a dream signing and they’re welcome to him.
This a goalkeeper good enough to be playing every week for a lot of teams in Europe’s top divisions.
The coronavirus pandemic made the transfer window very difficult for all clubs but I am amazed no-one saw the opportunity to sign Romero. He’s been a good keeper for our club.