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Sergio Romero signs for Manchester United on three-year deal

By Jenny Kirkham

Published 28/07/2015

Sergio Romero of Manchester United after signing for the club on July 26, 2015 in San Jose, California
Sergio Romero of Manchester United after signing for the club on July 26, 2015 in San Jose, California

Manchester United have signed Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a three-year contract.

Romero has been signed as a free agent after his contract with Italian team Sampdoria came to an end.

The 28-year-old previously played under Louis Van Gaal's instruction at Dutch side AZ Alkmaar from 2007 to 2009 before meeting again at last year's World Cup.

Speculation has surrounded the deal and whether Romero has been brought in to replace David de Gea or whether he is there as a back up.

Manager Louis van Gaal said: "I think in a top club like Manchester United you always need competition and that's why we are buying the players. I have of course spoken with Sergio and also with David and with me always the best shall be in the line-up so you have to fight.”

“I think it’s a very good choice,” said Van Gaal. “I know what he can do. He’s a very dominating goalkeeper; he dominates the 60-metre area. His stature is also tall and he gives a lot of confidence to the players.”

Romero is said to be absoutely delighted to join Man United: “To play for the biggest club in the world is a dream come true. Louis van Gaal is a fantastic manager and I cannot wait to get started on this new and exciting challenge in my career.”

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