Sergio Romero apparently begs Manchester United to let him walk away from Old Trafford this month...
For a man who has been an incredible servant to the Old Trafford club, this leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.
The story comes from The Sun, who state that the United star has begged the Reds to let him leave after his ‘transfer window hell’.
According to the article, the 33-year-old was desperate to leave the club, with Everton interested and holding talks over a deal. Romero, who has fallen behind Dean Henderson in the pecking order, presumably was looking for regular playing time elsewhere.
Now, the shot-stopper has spoken with both the club and his reps, in order to secure a switch away to play week-in-week-out somewhere else.
Apparently, Romero wants no sort of pay-off from the club, despite the fact that the Argentine is owed about £1.5million. He wants to be released by the end of October, as he fancies a free transfer to the MLS.
So what happens now?
For me, this just leaves a sour taste in the mouth. Romero has been a fantastic servant for this club and he deserves to be treated far better.
It seems like United are trying to hold him to ransom, waiting for what feels like an unrealistic transfer fee to let him leave. You’d think that the club would appreciate everything the player has done for us, whether they class Everton as a direct rival or not.
Again, it just leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Romero has remained the consummate professional throughout his time in Manchester. I honestly don’t blame him for losing his cool on deadline day as it just felt a little shady from the club.
In the end, though, it’ll cost them dearly. United will still have to pay Romero’s wages, while looking likely to lose him for nothing next summer…