Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper Sergio Romero according to reports in Italy.
The Argentinian international is a free agent after walking away from Sampdoria at the end of his contract earlier this summer.
The 28-year-old, who spent part of last season on loan with Monaco, has also been linked with Real Madrid but has agreed terms with Manchester United and will be announced as their latest signing soon according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
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As it stands Romero will be used as Manchester United's back-up goalkeeper with Victor Valdes set to leave. The Spanish international only arrived at Old Trafford in January however boss Louis van Gaal has confirmed that he will leave the club because he refused to buy into his 'philosophy'.
Of course that could change id David de Gea leaves the cub. The former Atletico Madrid ace has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid and talks are said to be ongoing between the clubs.
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De Gea has so far refused to put pen to paper on a contract extension worth around £200,000-per-week and Manchester United have privately conceded that they will be losing their two-time player of the season, either this summer or for nothing next year.
The Red Devils are currently playing hardball over De Gea, and won't let him leave for Real Madrid unless defender Sergio Ramos is sent in the opposite direction.
It was thought that Roma were in the running to sign Romero however they are unable to match Manchester United's contract offer and he'll be playing in the Premier League soon after agreeing a three-year deal worth around €1.8 million a year.
Romero is a good quality addition that will add to Manchester United's squad, however he also has the ability to step up and be number one if De Gea does leave this season.
Van Gaal is playing his cards close to his chest and has refused to answer questions about De Gea, although he is currently on tour with the Red Devils and the Dutch boss has praised his professionalism.
This deal doesn't tell us much about what will happen with De Gea, but it does mean that Van Gaal has got every angle covered.
Is Romero good enough to be number one at Manchester United?
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