Venezia Sign Goalkeeper Sergio Romero on Free Transfer

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero

Venezia have announced the signing of former Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a free transfer. 

Romero, 34, had been searching for a new club since the start of June after being released by the Red Devils, who chose not to offer the Argentine a contract extension.

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero Joins Serie A Side Venezia on Free Transfer 

Fresh Start For Romero in Italy 

Romero struggled for game time at Old Trafford after falling down the pecking order behind the likes of David de Gea and Dean Henderson. 

However, he is now set to put that behind him and will aim to reclaim regular game time, with a new challenge at Serie A side Venezia. 

The Italian outfit confirmed on Tuesday: “Venezia FC is pleased to announce the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 34, on a free transfer. Romero is Argentina’s all-time most-capped goalkeeper and last played for Manchester United.”

Romero could make his Venezia debut this weekend following the international break when they host 18th-placed Salernitana, though it remains to be seen if that will be the case considering he hasn’t played a competitive game since August 2020. 

Sergio Romero’s Career Timeline 

Romero’s journey started in his native Argentina with Racing Club in 2006 but spent just one year there before moving to Europe to join AZ Alkmaar. 

After racking up 112 appearances and an Eredivisie title with the Dutch side, that captured the attention of Sampdoria, who acquired him for £6.3 million in 2011. 

The Argentine’s performances in Italy and the World Cup, coupled with his history in the Netherlands with Louis van Gaal then led to United claiming him on a free transfer, where he would go on to make 61 appearances for the English giants. 

During a four-year spell in Manchester, Romero was part of sides that claimed titles in the Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup, although he struggled to cement a permanent spot in the starting line-up. 

 

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