Manchester United: Fifth summer signing imminent, player has flown to join US tour

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Red Devils close to completing another new signing.

Manchester United are close to completing a deal to sign Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a free transfer after he flew to the US to join the club’s pre-season tour, according to the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils have already brought in big names like Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin this summer, and it looks like they are now set to land Romero as well, with Louis van Gaal chasing a new goalkeeper.

According to additional information from the Metro, the former Sampdoria shot-stopper has had a medical with the Premier League giants and is now set to meet his new team-mates.

Romero really caught the eye for Argentina at last summer’s World Cup, pulling off some fine saves to help his side to the final of the competition, where they were eventually beaten in extra time by Germany.

Despite his qualities and experience, the Mail claims that the 28-year-old is likely to come in as backup ‘keeper for next season, even if David de Gea’s future remains uncertain.

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The Spanish international has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but Los Blancos manager Rafael Benitez has been quoted in another Daily Mail piece as saying he doesn’t know if the transfer will happen this summer.

Romero will certainly be a fine option to have in case of an injury to De Gea, or if the 24-year-old runs down his contract and leaves on a free for the Bernabeu next summer, as the Manchester Evening News have reported the club may be willing to let happen if they don’t get the fee they want for him.

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