Man United now favourites to land Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero [Di Marzio]

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With Victor Valdes now firmly not in the plans of Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, it seems likely that Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero will be brought in as back-up to David De Gea.

Romero is now available on a free transfer having spent last season on loan at Monaco from Sampdoria.

The 28-year-old custodian worked with Louis van Gaal at AZ Alkmaar and the Dutchman clearly sees Romero as a safe option.

Reliable Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, who is having a terrific transfer window, has revealed that Manchester United are now in pole position for Romero.

Roma had been favourites to sign Romero but it looks like Manchester United’s wealth will swing the balance their way.

According to Di Marzio, United have offered Romero a higher salary, believed to be 2 million euros per season.

Romero, who represented Argentina at the recent Copa America, could even see some early game time at Manchester United if both Valdes and David De Gea were to depart in the coming weeks.