Sergio Romero penned a new deal with Manchester United that will keep him at the club until 2021, with an option for a further year.
The Argentinian goalkeeper played a significant role in United’s Europa League winning campaign lasts season and even started in the finals against Ajax. He proved to be more than decent deputy of David de Gea, and United are delighted to extend his current contract.
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract,” Romero said. “Who wouldn’t want to be at the biggest club in the world? We have great goalkeepers here and we are always learning from each other. Of course, it was a very proud moment for me and my family to be part of the Europa League final and I am looking forward to helping the team build on last season’s success in 2017/18,” the Argentinian No. 1 concluded.
There’s a lot of speculations about De Gea’s future at Old Trafford and his potential move to Real Madrid, so United decided to secure Romero’s stay in case the Spaniard leaves by the end of the summer transfer window. Jose Mourinho was also happy with Romero’s contract extension: “Sergio is a great goalkeeper and professional,” Mourinho said.
“He had a good season and outstanding performances, especially in our Europa League success. Sergio deserves his contract and for Manchester United to have Sergio and David is amazing in such an important role,” the boss concluded.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper joined United two years ago and played 28 matches for the Red Devils, conceding only 12 goals and recording 18 clean sheets in the process.