EVERTON EYEING FREE AGENT ROMERO

Merseyside giants Everton are said to be interested in a move for Manchester United shot stopper Sergio Romero who would be a free agent in the summer. Romero has a few weeks left on his present deal atthe Theatre of Dreams.

According to Leah Smith of Stretty News, Everton want to sign the experienced shot stopper on a free transfer this summer.

Everton had made a move to sign Romero at the start of the season only for Manchester United officials to block the move as they didn’t want to strengthen a direct rival for an European spot. Romero was left disappointed at the development as expected. He has not figured in the Manchester United squad since the failed move to the Merseyside outfit.

Argentine international Romero was the first choice goalkeeper when his country reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament in Brazil before they were beaten by eventual champions Germany in the final thanks to the extra time strike from Mario Gotze off the assist from Andre Schurrle. The two players came off the substitute bench to win the game for the Germans and a fourth World Cup title in the process.

Smith also revealed that Merseyside giants Everton are not the only team eyeing a free transfer move for Romero this summer. Italian Serie A duo of AS Roma and Juventus are interested in the Argentine shot stopper as well. Newly crowned Coppa Italia champions Juventus are in pole position for the 34-year-old goal minder but no agreement has been made for the player.

Juventus want Romero to replace Gianlugi Buffon at the club. 43-year-old Buffon will leave the Old Lady for the second time this summer. He was in goal when the club defeated Atalanta 2-1 in the Coppa Italia final for this season to win the competition.

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