Imminent Man Utd transfer sparks shock Sergio Romero return talk to prove Solskjaer wrong

Sergio Romero

Sergio Romero is eyeing up a surprise return to Man Utd with the club soon to be in need of a new stopper once Dean Henderson departs.

David de Gea returned to his world class best last season to put a decisive end to the selection war he waged with Henderson. The Spaniard is once again unmoveable between the sticks. As such, Henderson is on course to join Nottingham Forest on loan to help reignite his career.

The Daily Mail recently reported Henderson will undergo a medical with Forest later this week. The move is expected to be a straight loan with no option or obligation to buy.

Lee Grant’s retirement has depleted United’s goalkeeping ranks further. Once Henderson departs, the club will have only Tom Heaton providing back-up to De Gea.

As such, a move for Watford’s Daniel Bachmann had been touted. A club the size of United have no need to run the risk of entering a campaign with just two senior stoppers.

Now, according to the Manchester Evening News, former United keeper, Sergio Romero, is sizing up a return.

The Argentine, 35, was a capable and consistent performer during his six years at Old Trafford. His appearances were mainly limited to the cup competitions, though he rarely put a foot wrong when called upon.

Yet despite his years of faultless service, he was surprisingly frozen out by former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during his latter days at the club.

Post-Man Utd move hasn’t worked out

Solskjaer forced Romero to train alone for much of his final 12 months with United. That came after a loan move to Everton on deadline day of the 2020 summer window was blocked by Solskjaer.

Upon expiry of his contract 12 months later, he bided his time before joining Italian side Venezia on a one-year deal.

Venezia suffered relegation back to Serie B last term, meaning they’re in no position to offer fresh terms. As such, Romero is a free agent and the MEN report he’s interested in returning to Manchester United.

A source close to the player is cited as saying: “he would always come back” if an offer were put forward.

Sergio Romero return worth a punt?

The Argentine knows the club well and was largely dependable during his stint at Old Trafford.

In contrast to Bachmann, Romero would not cost a transfer fee. That is something that United must consider given reports claims Erik ten Hag only has £100m to spend this summer.

Additionally, the way in which he was frozen out by Solskjaer will give him all the motivation he needs.

Should a return materialise, United would be landing an experienced and consistent player who also has a point to prove.