Spanish outlet Marca has claimed that Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has picked Aston Villa as his next destination.
After confirming the signing of Matty Cash yesterday from Nottingham Forest, now it seems a deal to bring Romero to Villa Park could be on the cards.
If true, Dean Smith’s side will have seen off competition from numerous Premier League rivals. The report also claims the fee will be an initial €8 million (£7.1m) for the 96 times capped Argentine international.
Romero was on a reported £70,000-a-week at Old Trafford, wages that are unlikely to be matched by the officials at Villa, meaning a compromise must be reached in order to land the stopper but that may not be too big of an issue as with the return of Dean Henderson to Manchester, the Argentine is looking for a way out.
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Only seven of Romero’s 61 United appearances have come in the Premier League, although he has proven himself as a capable operator at the top level when called upon.
Smith will be delighted to land the 33-year-old and potentially finally solve the goalkeeping dilemma he has faced since Tom Heaton’s injury.
Pepe Reina finished the season as Smith’s number one, however, the experienced Spaniard joined Lazio following his loan spell in the Midlands, leaving Villa looking elsewhere for a shot stopper.