Manchester United announce signing of Sergio Romero on three-year contract

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Red Devils bring in Argentine ‘keeper.

Manchester United have formally announced the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year contract via their official website.

The 28-year-old becomes the club’s fifth signing of the summer, following on from deals for Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin.

Romero played under United manager Louis van Gaal at AZ Alkmaar earlier on in his career, and joins Schweinsteiger and Depay in having worked with the Red Devils boss prior to moving to Old Trafford.

A talented shot-stopper, the South American star caught the eye for his country at last summer’s World Cup, helping them to the final of the competition, though he eventually tasted defeat in the final to Germany.

United already have David de Gea and Victor Valdes as options in goal, though both have been linked with exits this summer in various recent reports.

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The Daily Mirror reported earlier this month that Valencia could be interested in signing Valdes, while Van Gaal has been quoted in the Independent as stating he hopes De Gea stays in England, despite long-standing interest from Real Madrid.

It is unclear what the signing of Romero means for these players’ futures, and there was little indication from the manager as to whether or not the new addition will be in contention to be number one.

“Sergio is a very talented goalkeeper. He was a young keeper during my time at AZ Alkmaar and I am delighted he is joining Manchester United,” Van Gaal told United’s official website.

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