REPORT: Manchester United Denied Everton Loan Move for Sergio Romero

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Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero was denied a loan move to Everton on international transfer deadline day, according to The Athletic.

Romero was left annoyed by the decision not to allow him to join the Toffees from those at Old Trafford.

Manchester United Denied Everton Loan Move for Sergio Romero on Deadline Day

Everton’s Deadline Day Offer for Romero

Everton made a deadline day move to sign Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero from Manchester United. The Merseyside side had offered to cover Romero’s £100,000-a-week wages in their entirety, with the addition of a £2 million loan fee. However, Manchester United rejected this, instead demanding £8 million for a full sale.

It is also claimed that there are suspicions that Manchester United didn’t want to strengthen a rival, given Everton’s positive start to the season.

Romero Now United’s Third-Choice Goalkeeper

Romero now finds himself as Manchester United’s third-choice goalkeeper and understandably wants to be allowed to leave the club to find more regular football.

He has been an excellent servant to the club, since joining in 2015. Romero was signed on a free by Dutch manager Louis van Gaal, who had previously worked with him at AZ Alkmaar.

However, since Dean Henderson‘s return from his loan at Sheffield United, Romero looks to have no way into the team. It’s understandable that the goalkeeper would seek a departure.

Everton had been looking for some competition for England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Pickford has made a series of mistakes over the last year or so and the club needs a reliable back-up, that could also force Pickford to step up on his performances. Following the rejection from Manchester United, Everton signed AS Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen on loan instead. So, whilst the domestic window remains open, the Toffees are no longer looking for a new goalkeeper.

Manchester United Not Exactly Treating Him as He Has Them

For all his good service, Manchester United haven’t exactly rewarded him. Romero has been the club’s cup goalkeeper for some time but last season Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed a lack of faith in the goalkeeper. Solskjaer selected David de Gea for the Carabao Cup, FA Cup and Europa League semi-finals last campaign. All of those games saw United eliminated.

Romero was not named in United’s Champions League squad for the current campaign, this is something The Athletic report he was not told in advance of.

Major League Soccer Interest

Sergio Romero could still leave Manchester United. The domestic window remains open until October 16, should any new interest arise. However, it seems more likely a move to Major League Soccer will be on the cards. The transfer window in the United States remains open until October 29, and The Athletic claims there are a number of MLS clubs interested in signing Romero.


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