Jose Mourinho may have just been given a major transfer headache, as according to The Independent, Sergio Romero has told Manchester United that he wants to leave the club in January.
The reason behind wanting a move? He fears that his World Cup place is in doubt, after not playing a single minute of Premier League football during the current season.
Apparently, Argentina’s manager Jorge Sampaoli has told his players that they must be playing regularly for their clubs in order to stand a chance to be playing in Russia during the summer, which is an alarming concern for Romero.
Playing back-up to David de Gea is never going to be easy, and now Real Sociedad’s Geronimo Rulli is putting plenty of pressure on Romero in the race to be starting for Argentina at the biggest tournament in international football.
Fair enough, I get that he wants to leave, but it wasn’t that long ago when Romero penned a new long-term deal at Old Trafford – when the situation was exactly the same for him.
I highly doubt that Mourinho will let Romero leave in January, because if the worst happens and De Gea goes down with an injury, the only option he’d have is to play Joel Pereira. Alright, the Portuguese starlet is immensely talented in his own right, but it’s perhaps a tad too soon for him.