Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero is reportedly in talks to sign for Inter Miami.

The Major League Soccer side, founded by non-other than Manchester United legend David Beckham is keen on signing the Argentinean shot-stopper in January before the season begins in March according to The Athletic.

Beckham’s Inter Miami Keen on Romero

No Longer Needed

With the recall of Dean Henderson from his loan at Sheffield United and his bumper new contract, the end has been nigh for Romero after he fell further down the pecking order. 37-year old Lee Grant was included in both Premier League and Champions League squads ahead of the World Cup runner-up. The Argentinean is said to be fit to play and is currently training well with the rest of the squad.

Summer Exodus

A long drawn out saga over the summer transfer window was the departure of Romero from Old Trafford and even despite a late loan bid from Everton, the 33-year old failed to move on.

The Red Devils had been looking for potential suitors for the shot-stopper with several clubs linked. The likes of Aston Villa, Leeds and Everton were said to be interested.

Aston Villa was not willing to pay the fee quoted by Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side so opted for Emi Martinez from Arsenal instead.

Everton was chasing a goalkeeper up until the last minute of the transfer window even offering United a lucrative £2 million fee to sweeten the deal. United reason’s for rejecting the loan bid was to avoid improving a Premier League rival. Carlo Ancelotti’s side signed Robin Olsen on loan until the end of the season in the last moments of transfer deadline day.

Argentine Link Up in Miami

International teammate Gonzalo Higuain made the switch to America in the summer from Juventus on a free transfer.

Romero’s contract is set to expire in the summer and after being priced out of moves away in the summer, he can start speaking to clubs abroad when the January transfer window opens.

Inter Miami face competition from an unnamed Spanish side who are in talks with his representatives and the club about taking Romero on loan for the remainder of his contract.

But to join Beckham’s new squad, the 33-year old’s current wages of around £100,000 could become a stumbling block due to salary restrictions in America.

 

For United, without a sporting director, the bad business continues. They were being offered £15 million-plus for the keeper dubbed the ‘best back up goalkeeper in the world’ just three months ago, for him to now leave on a free.

The names of Alexis Sanchez, Angel Di Maria and Romelu Lukaku of recent times just raise further alarm bells.

 

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