Man United are looking to sell Sergio Romero for at least £8million, which would explain his failed deadline day move to Everton.
Sergio Romero has been an incredible servant to Manchester United Football Club. Which is why it didn’t sit right with me when, on deadline day, Everton made a move to land the Argentine, it was turned down by the Old Trafford club.
The Toffees’ proposal was a fair one. A £2million loan fee, while covering the entirety of Romero’s wages. However, it was rejected and now we know why.
Apparently, United were, and still are, holding out for an £8million transfer fee to let the £100k-a-week star leave Manchester. That’s according to The Athletic.
Romero, whose wife took to social media to slam United for not letting her husband leave, has one-year left on his current deal. The 33-year-old has also been omitted from Manchester United’s Champions League squad…
It just comes across to me as over-greedy by United. It has cost them in the past, by handing big contracts to the likes of Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard, players who they’ve since failed to move on.
Now in Romero’s case, it seems certain that United will lose him for nothing next summer, while souring an otherwise excellent relationship with the player and his entourage.
I get that United were willing to listen to offers for Romero following the emergence of Dean Henderson. However, this is a player we signed on a free transfer. Why not take the £2m loan fee, which would be pure profit by the way, while also saving £100,000-a-week off the wage bill? It’s just bad business all-round.
I’d like to apologise to Romero, who has been a fan-favourite from day one. This club has treated him badly. He simply doesn’t deserve that. Hopefully, he’ll get his move away sooner rather than later.
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