Pundit Kevin Phillips has tipped Leeds United to seal the signing of Sergio Romero in the upcoming January transfer window.
The Athletic recently reported that Man Utd’s Romero is poised to depart the Old Trafford club in January and that talks are going on with an unnamed Spanish club over a potential loan deal. MLS side Inter Miami are also interested in the Argentine, but they may not be able to cover his wages of around £100,000-a-week. Leeds were linked with a move for Romero in the summer.
Phillips tips Leeds to consider signing Romero from Man Utd
Phillips was talking to Football Insider recently and stated that he believes that Romero is someone who the Whites will consider signing in January. He also believes that a potential transfer will depend on whether Romero would want to fight for the first-team spot at Elland Road or play for a club that guarantees him regular football.
Should Leeds look to sign Romero in January?
While talking about this, Phillips said:
“I think Romero is a goalkeeper Leeds will look at. Whether they are looking to bring in a goalkeeper as a first choice or to challenge, they will be shopping in that market.
“They will want someone with experience and he has the experience of playing at one of the biggest clubs in the world. He can handle that pressure.
“It just depends on whether Romero wants to come and fight for a spot or take a similar route to Emiliano Martinez at Villa. Tom Heaton was out injured so he was guaranteed to play straight away. It depends on the player.
“I would certainly imagine Leeds have some interest in that.”
It was reported in the summer that Bielsa was keen on bringing Romero to Elland Road. The goalkeeper was excluded from Man Utd’s squad for the Premier League and the Champions League. Dean Henderson has been United’s second-choice goalkeeper this season, having made six appearances in all competitions so far.
Romero would add experience to the Leeds side
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously described Romero to be a ‘brilliant’ goalkeeper. At the age of 33, Romero has the experience of playing in the Champions League and he has also played multiple times for the Argentine national team (as per Transfermarkt).
He has won trophies in England and Netherlands in the past and this suggests that he would add experience to the Leeds first-team. So if the Whites end up letting Kiko Casilla go, Romero might be a good option to replace him.
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