34 year-old goalkeeper Sergio Romero, is close to signing for Granada on a free transfer. According to Fabrizio Romano, the deal between the player and club is at an advanced stage. He is currently without a club after his contract with Manchester United came to an end earlier this summer.
A New Challenge for Romero in Granada
Granada’s New Number One
The Spanish team look to have resolved their goalkeeper issue with Romero. This news comes after the departure of their former shot-stopper, Rui Silva, who joined Real Betis on a free on July 1. Granada finished 9th in La Liga last season and will be hoping that Romero can bring the team experience and quality to finish higher up the table in the coming campaign.
The shotstopper is set to join the same side who were knocked out by Manchester United in the Europa League this past April. During his six seasons at Old Trafford, the Argentine made 39 clean sheets in his 61 appearances. Now, he is looking to play more regularly and prove that he is still able to perform at the highest level.
No Shortage of Choice for Sergio Romero
Two Premier League clubs registered an interest in Sergio Romero before this latest development. Both Chelsea and Everton wanted to sign the goalkeeper as back-up to Éduord Mendy and Jordan Pickford respectfully. However, with Chelsea signing Marcus Bettinelli and Everton signing Asmir Begović, Romero had to explore other options. The 2014 World Cup finalist now looks to have made his decision, with Granada his preferred destination.
At Manchester United, Sergio Romero was recruited as support for David de Gea by former manager Louis van Gaal. His best moment for the club came in 2017, as he started in their Europa League cup final against Ajax, keeping a clean sheet as United won 2-0 on the night. His performance led to him being offered a contract extension until 2021.
Now, as a free agent, he will look to remind football fans how good a goalkeeper he still is. Fans in Spain will be hoping to see the completion of the Sergio Romero free transfer to Granada shortly.
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