The president of Argentine side Racing has confirmed that they would “obviously” like to sign Sergio Romero from Manchester United.
Romero has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford, despite being one of the stronger backup goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Dean Henderson returned from Sheffield United over the summer, pushing Romero down to third choice. But even before that, the 33-year-old was starting to grow unsettled.
Romero was left out of United’s lineup in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and Europa League. He had previously featured heavily in both competitions.
This season, Romero has been left out of United’s Champions League squad entirely. Lee Grant, 37, will be their third keeper for their European commitments instead.
Since then, reports have emerged claiming that Romero could cancel his contract at Old Trafford. He is in the final year of his deal, but could rip it up ahead of schedule and even forgo the £1.5m he would be owed in the event of a termination.
Now, a potential suitor for Romero has come forward. The Argentine international was reportedly a target for the likes of Leeds and Aston Villa over the summer, but it appears he could return to his homeland instead.
Racing interested in Romero return
Romero began his career at Racing Club de Avellaneda, before swiftly moving to Europe. However, now he could return to the club where it all began.
Racing’s president, Victor Blanco, has admitted that they are dreaming of Romero. But the goalkeeper will need to lower his wages if he wants to return.
Blanco told Radio Colonia (via Sport Witness): “I dream of bringing Chiquito, but he has to come with the conviction of wanting to return, knowing that he’s not going to earn in dollars or the amount of money he earns in Europe.
“But Racing opens the doors to everyone who wants to return. In Tita there’s a court with his name, obviously we want him to come, but it’s his decision and I understand if he wants to stay there.”
Romero is keen to get his career back on track, having also lost his place in the Argentine national team. He has not played at international level since 2018.