It’s official, Sergio Romero has agreed a new deal that will see him stay at Old Trafford until 2021.
Manchester United have splashed out this summer on the likes of Victor Lindelof and the £75m Romelu Lukaku. The Red Devils however are aware that keeping players at the club can be just as important as bringing on board new signings.
Though the agreement just reached with Sergio Romero won’t set the world alight, having such quality in such an important position (particularly given the fleeting speculation surrounding David De Gea’s future) is paramount to the success of a club of United’s stature.
The Argentine was critical to United’s victory in the Europa League, which given their poor Premier League position allowed them to advance to the Champions League.
Speaking to ManUtd.com, Romero spoke of his delight at the agreement.
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract.
Who wouldn’t want to be at the biggest club in the world? We have great goalkeepers here and we are always learning from each other. Of course, it was a very proud moment for me and my family to be part of the Europa League final, and I am looking forward to helping the team build on last season’s success in 2017/18.”
United boss Jose Mourinho also praised the retention of the substitute keeper.
“Sergio is a great goalkeeper and professional.
He had a good season and outstanding performances, especially in our Europa League success. Sergio deserves his contract, and for Manchester United to have Sergio and David is amazing in such an important role.”
The 30-year-old joined the English side in 2015 from Sampdoria, and has made 28 appearances for United to-date.