Sergio Romero confirms he will end his playing career in Argentina

by Leo Nieboer

Sergio Romero has revealed plans to finish his club career playing in Argentina for either Racing Club or Boca Juniors.

The Argentine, born the Buenos Aires suburbs, begun his career playing for Racing Club having impressed between the sticks for Club Almirante Brown.

He joined Manchester United in 2015 and, following a patchy start, has demonstrated himself to be one of the finest back-up keepers in the world.

And Romero, when asked about his plans for the future, noted that he would ultimately return to his homeland.

“The day in which I have to return [to Argentina] my priority will be Racing [Club], and if the goalkeeping position is well occupied as it is now with Juan Musso, my other option surely would be Boca Juniors,” he said.

“I don’t think that I could return to another goal in Argentina.”

It was reported in December that Romero had expressed a desire to move elsewhere over the January transfer window in an attempt to consolidate his best for ahead of the World Cup finals in Russia – the third of his career.

But supporters will be glad he decided against it. Romero knows full well that he will never usurp David de Gea as first choice but the security of knowing that, should anything cause the Spaniard, there is a more than competent No.2 lying in wait is something United fans ought to appreciate more.

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