Manchester United have signed Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three year contract. The goalkeeper was a free agent after contract expiry with Sampdoria.

 

Sergio Romero said: “I am absolutely delighted to join Manchester United. To play for the biggest club in the world is a dream come true for me. Louis van Gaal is a fantastic manager and I cannot wait to get started on this new and exciting challenge in my career.”

Louis van Gaal said: “Sergio is a very talented goalkeeper. He was a young keeper during my time at AZ Alkmaar and I am delighted he is joining Manchester United. He had a fantastic World Cup last summer in Brazil, although that is something I have put to the back of my mind! He will be a great addition to the team and I am looking forward to working with him once again.”

The 28 year old goalkeeper made his senior debut for Argentine Premier Division side Racing Club in 2007.

The Argentine is set for a reunion with manager Louis Van Gaal whom he played under at AZ Alkmaar during 2007 to 2009.

In 2011, he joined Italian club Sampdoria and had a loan spell at Monaco where he was frustrated with lack of playing time.

Romero has 62 national caps for Argentina and he was a key part of La Albiceleste’s 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2015 Copa America team and helped the team reach the final on both tournaments.

He was also a part of the Argentina squad who won Gold Medal in Olympic 2008.

Van Gaal won an Eridivisie title with AZ in 2008-09 and he was a key part for the title winning campaign.

Manchester United currently have two established goalkeppers with David De Gea and Victor Valdes.

De Gea is a target for Real Madrid but it is unlikely that a move for the Spanish will take place this summer as Real Madrid has signed Kiko Casilla to replace Iker Casillas.

Valdes had a fallout with Van Gaal recently and is likely to move away form Old Trafford.

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