Agents whip up interest in Leeds-linked PL player, was let down by manager on Sunday - reports
Leeds United goalkeeper target Sergio Romero wants to quit Manchester United this summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The newspaper claims that the 33-year-old’s agents have whipped up interest in their client after he was let down by Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Romero’s camp were said to be let down by Solskjaer’s decision to play David De Gea in goals for the Europa League semi-final defeat to Sevilla on Sunday after the Argentina international had played in every knock-out game prior.
Leeds were linked with signing Romero in July when ESPN reported that he is wanted by Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road ahead of next season.
Romero’s “incredible” clean sheet record is mentioned in ESPN’s report and that is more than likely why Leeds are looking into signing the former AZ Alkmaar shot-stopper for their first season back in the Premier League after 16 years.
Since joining Man United in 2015, Romero has kept 39 clean sheets in 61 appearances across all competitions.
Granted, that is a great record but the bulk of Romero’s appearances for Man United have come in more winnable games in the FA Cup, Europa League and Carabao Cup.
However, it is worth mentioning that he has conceded in just one of his seven Premier League appearances for the Old Trafford club.
Leeds’ goalkeeper situation is yet to be clarified with doubts surrounding Kiko Casilla’s future after he was banned for racial abuse last season.
Illan Meslier, Elia Caprile, Kamil Miazek and new signing Dani van den Heuvel are also on the books at Elland Road as goalkeepers, but none of them have anywhere near the experience that someone like Romero can offer to Leeds.
Yes, Romero’s found game-time hard to come by at Old Trafford but the Argentine has very rarely let the Man United fans down and he could be the same for Leeds fans too.
In other Leeds United news, one of Leeds’ targets is up for sale so his club can fund a move for a £90million-rated star.