Sergio Romero wants showdown talks with Manchester United this week, after being left seething at not being allowed to leave.
My first point of note is that Romero has been a fantastic servant to this football club. Keeping him beyond his will, given everything he’s done, seems brutally unfair…
Anyway, the story comes from the Daily Star. On Saturday, they claimed that Romero wants showdown talks with the club, in regards to their treatment of him.
Romero was understandably left ‘seething’ after finding out that he’d been axed from United’s Premier League squad via social media. That’s no way to treat any player.
After Dean Henderson’s emergence, it always felt like Romero would move on. In the end, though, United wouldn’t budge on their £10m asking price for the Argentine. That resulted in a move to Everton falling through.
Romero has been left feeling ‘baffled and angry’ at his treatment, which is more than fair.
Now, the United star hopes that his contract will be terminated by the Reds, allowing him to leave on a free transfer. Romero has been self-isolating after returning to Manchester, but hopes to hold talks with his manager and Edward Woodward this week.
Why the harsh treatment of Romero?
We’ve said it before, but this just doesn’t sit right with us. As a club, we’re alienating a player who has been a brilliant servant. What does that achieve other than distrust within the locker room?
Romero never let us down, nor never moaned when playing second-fiddle to David de Gea. Now, United are haggling over a transfer fee, over a player who they signed for free anyway!
I just don’t get the business-logic behind it. This would’ve been a great opportunity to free up some wages. Instead, it seems as though greed has taken over and it upsets me. Now, Romero will leave this club on bad terms.
I’d like to think Romero’s relationship with the fans isn’t harmed because of this incident. He’s been a real fan favourite from day one.