In a recent report, The Athletic has stated that Everton are in talks to recruit Manchester United keeper Sergio Romero this summer. It is believed that the Toffees, along with Juventus and Celta Vigo, are eager to land the Argentine custodian who is set to become a free agent when his Man United contract expires at the end of this month (via The Athletic).
Romero’s Growing Frustrations At The Theatre Of Dreams Last Season
Romero didn’t feature in a single game for the Red Devils last season as he found himself being frozen out of the squad because of the availability of David De Gea and Dean Henderson in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s goalkeeping department.
The 34-year-old has been a solid keeper in the Premier League where he has made seven appearances for Man United, conceding two goals and securing six clean sheets in the process. He has got a wealth of experience of playing at the highest level and could be an ideal asset for the Toffees if they can get him on board ahead of the new season.
Romero is good enough to rival Jordan Pickford for a regular spot in Everton’s starting XI in the upcoming campaign. At 34, he might still have a couple of years left in him, so the Merseyside outfit would be wise to offer the Argentina international a short-term contract this summer.
Should Everton Move In For Romero This Summer?
Romero can pass the ball with conviction from the back and can be a solid handler of the ball when he is coming out to collect crosses and loose balls inside his penalty box. The Argentine goalie boasts decent reflexes that allow him to pull off a few world-class saves when his teammates need him to step up the most. However, there are some concerns over his fitness as father time is catching up with him.
Even then, the fact that Romero will soon be available as a free agent should convince the Toffees to move in for him during this summer transfer period. He will be a good addition to Everton’s squad and could help them challenge in the domestic cup competitions in the coming seasons.
An experienced veteran like Romero could also be an inspiring presence in the Everton dressing room as he will help out the younger players of their squad. All in all, the Merseyside club should try everything they can to offer the Argentine a short-term contract as he is still good enough to be a capable number two in top-flight football.