Football transfer insider Alex Crook has been sharing some details on the possibility of Everton making a move to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero during the upcoming summer transfer window.
On the subject of Romero and his current situation at Old Trafford, Crook had this to say about Everton’s interest in the Argentine.
He said: “Sergio Romero, who has been hankering for a move away for some time, you might remember that his partner was very unhappy when he was blocked a couple of transfer windows ago from joining Everton, that move could well now be back on.
“He’s a free agent, clearly isn’t going to get a new contract at Old Trafford and I know there is still interest from Carlo Ancelotti.”
United signed Romero back in the 2015 summer window from Italian club Sampdoria on a free transfer. Since then, the 34-year-old, who is currently valued at £1.35 million, has made 61 appearances for the Red Devils across all competitions in which he has managed to keep 39 clean sheets along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Alex Crook’s comments on Everton’s interest in signing Romero this summer…
Given how Romero hasn’t been in United’s squad this season and the fact that Everton shot-stopper Jordan Pickford has played in the majority of Everton’s Premier League games this season, it seems unlikely, if Romero were to make the move to Goodison Park this summer, that he would automatically become their first-choice goalkeeper.
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However, taking into account his age and the fact that Romero is set to leave Old Trafford as a free agent this summer, if Everton do manage to sign him, he could potentially provide a lot of experience and knowledge for the Toffees and their goalkeepers such as Pickford, which would make securing him on a free transfer a smart move on multiple fronts, in our view.