Manchester United’s Sergio Romero has put pen to paper on a new contract at the club, keeping him at the Theatre of Dreams until 2021. The club confirmed the news last night, and they’ll have the option to extend the deal for a further year if they see fit.
The 30-year-old was signed by Louis van Gaal on a free contract back in 2015. Since then, he’s played second-fiddle to David de Gea but whenever called upon, the Argentine has done a truly wonderful job.
He’s reliable, a great distributor of the ball and Jose Mourinho seems to trust him. So-much-so he was handed the start in the Europa League final against Ajax, where he put in yet another superb performance that culminated in him lifting the trophy.
I’m pleased that United have decided to reward his performances and hard work with the longevity of a long-term contract. I’m still not sure as to how we managed to get him on a free after his contract expired at Sampdoria. This is a guy who is our backup, and he’s probably better than the majority of first-choice goalkeepers in the Premier League.
upon signing the new contract, Sergio Romero said:
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Who wouldn’t want to be at the biggest club in the world? We have great goalkeepers here and we are always learning from each other. Of course, it was a very proud moment for me and my family to be part of the Europa League final, and I am looking forward to helping the team build on last season’s success in 2017/18.”
Then, José Mourinho added:
“Sergio is a great goalkeeper and professional. He had a good season and outstanding performances, especially in our Europa League success. Sergio deserves his contract, and for Manchester United to have Sergio and David is amazing in such an important role.”