Chelsea interested in signing former Man United goalkeeper Sergio Romero who is a free agent. It looks Argentina international has been identified as Blues latest target, with the London club considering a move for the shot-stopper, who left Old Trafford this summer after seeing out his deal.
Formerly of Sampdoria, Sergio initially arrived in Premier League way back in 2015, in a free transfer. During his five-year stint at the Theatre of Dreams, Romero could just muster 61 competitive games for the Red Devils, largely playing second fiddle to the undisputed number one in David de Gea.
This past campaign, the 34-year-old goalkeeper even became a third-choice in goal after the comeback of Dean Henderson from Sheffield United. The Argentine shot-stopper failed to appear even once in any tournament in 2020/21.
It ultimately compelled the South American goalkeeper to leave Man United this summer despite both de Gea and Henderson facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford. Romero is currently a free agent.
But Sergio has no shortage of suitors, with the Blues now considering a move for the Argentine shot-stopper, as they look to add backup for Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Having just fared the whole 2020/21 season as a third-choice shot-stopper for the Red Devils, it is difficult to imagine Romero moving to Chelsea.
But, Arrizabalaga has been linked with a move away from Chelsea, thus paving the way for Sergio to become a second choice next campaign. Romero is Blues best bet by far, given how they have failed to pursue a shot-stopper this transfer window.
One of their early summer targets in Jiri Pavlenka was talented, according to Si, but his tender age makes him an unrealistic target for the London club. Wayne Hennessey was a better option, on that note, but Wales international has recently joined Burnley according to BBC.
Another possible option is Marcus Bettinelli, a free agent, after leaving Fulham this summer. But like Pavlenka, Bettinelli is yet to reach his thirties, making Sergio the perfect option as the German manager hopes to find an experienced and composed backup for Edouard Mendy next campaign.
The Argentine goalkeeper proved himself to be a reliable understood David Dea Gea with 39 clean sheets in his 69 games for Man United.
But his opportunities of more playing time at Chelsea would be slim, with Edouard firmly Thomas Tuchel’s first choice. Mendy was fantastic in his first campaign following his £22m move from Stade Rennais.