Sergio Romero would welcome shock return to Manchester United

Sergio Romero is interested in returning to Manchester United this summer – one year after leaving Old Trafford.

That’s according to the Manchester Evening News as reporter Richard Fay claims the former United goalkeeper would be open to a return in a back-up role.

Dean Henderson is set to join Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan and the MEN understands that the club is in the market for a new back-up shot-stopper, however, they’ve not registered any interest in re-signing Romero yet.

The report claims a source close to the player admitted that Romero has a lot of love for United, adding that “he would always come back” if an offer came his way. He initially arrived at Old Trafford on the back of having a good relationship with Louis van Gaal, and more importantly someone the Dutchman could trust in big games.

Does that remain the case for Erik ten Hag now that Romero is 35-years-old?

It may swing in United’s favour that he’s a free agent again following a loan spell with Venezia in Italy.

Romero’s return to Italy ended in tears when Venezia were relegated from Serie after just returning to the top-flight.

Moreover, I’m shocked that other Premier League clubs aren’t in for Romero this summer, but I can also tell you that I’d rather see him at the club next season than Watford’s Daniel Bachmann.

SN’s verdict

If United’s recruitment staff think wisely about this, they will look at David de Gea as first choice and think he has a lot to prove under Erik ten Hag, a manager who demands his keeper to come off his line and play out from the back.

They should then think about signing a young keeper — or someone older that is a free agent — who can give Ten Hag a fall back option, with the abilities he demands from his man between the sticks.

Romero wouldn’t be the worst option.

It’s clear from this report that the Argentine’s representatives are trying to build a transfer storm in their favour.

Of course Romero would like to come back!

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