Sergio Romero 'in talks with Granada' as Argentine looks for new club

Free agent Sergio Romero ‘is in talks with LaLiga side Granada’ as Argentine goalkeeper looks for new club after leaving Manchester United following six years as back-up to David de Gea

  • Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero is in talks with Spanish club Granada
  • Romero left Manchester United in June following six years with the club 
  • He never established himself and made only seven Premier League appearances

Sergio Romero is holding discussions with LaLiga club Granada after leaving Manchester United in June after his contract expired.

Romero, who was Argentina’s No 1 in their run to the 2014 World Cup final, spent the last six years at United but never managed to rival David de Gea for the No1 spot.

A report in The Athletic said Granada, who faced United last season in the Europa League quarter-finals, are expected to make an offer to Romero and his representatives.

Sergio Romero is in talks with Spanish side Granada after leaving Manchester United in June

Romero made only 61 appearances in six seasons at Old Trafford since joining from Sampdoria

Granada are on the hunt for a new keeper after their No1 Rui Silva left for Real Betis and Romero would bring them heaps of experience.

The keeper might be in rusty form, though, after making only 61 appearances since joining from Sampdoria in 2015, only seven of which came in the Premier League.

His biggest run of games came in the 2016-17 Europa League campaign, starting 12 times as United lifted the trophy, beating Ajax 2-0 in the final.

Romero, with David de Gea (centre) and Sam Johnstone (right), never got regular playing time

He also got a steady run of games in last season’s Europa League, starting nine games before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unexpectedly turned to De Gea for the semi-final clash with Sevilla, which they lost 2-1.

He made no appearances last season, with Dean Henderson usurping him as second choice keeper behind De Gea and occasionally becoming first-choice.  

Romero reached the 2014 World Cup final with Argentina after a shootout win over Holland

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