Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita has had a solid season, but his contract expires in the summer and the club have identified a possible replacement for the Spaniard.
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According to Mundo Deportivo, Palace have identified Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero as a possible acquisition. Not only is Guaita’s contract expiring, but he has also been linked to Real Sociedad and it seems like the South London side are making sure they are covered if he departs.
Would Romero be a good signing?
Guaita is a key Palace player as he is the number one goalkeeper at the club and he is adored by the fans, so if he were to depart it would be a big blow.
However, Argentina international Romero has been a great backup goalkeeper for the Red Devils and has made his fair share of appearances as David De Gea’s understudy. He has played in 61 games for United, conceding only 27 goals and keeping 39 clean sheets, per Transfermarkt.
He also received big praise from his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer last year, with the Norwegian saying: “He was brilliant again, he normally is. Top professional, top human being. And the goalkeeping situation is great because you have competition.”
The 33 year-old has also won the Europa League and the FA Cup, so he would bring some great experience to the club (Transfermarkt). The Palace faithful would probably prefer to keep Guaita, however Romero would definitely be seen as a decent replacement and it would be a good acquisition for the club.
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