Manchester United have signed Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero as a result of the uncertainty over David De Gea.
Romero was a free agent after leaving Sampdoria and will replace back-up keeper Victor Valdes, who has been told he can leave by boss Louis Van Gaal.
Romero, who has penned a three-year deal, played in the 2014 World Cup final and won the 2008-09 Eredivisie title under Van Gaal at AZ Alkmaar.
He becomes United’s fifth signing of the summer, following deals for full-back Matteo Darmian, midfielders Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin and forward Memphis Depay .
Editor’s Note: Thankfully for Tottenham fans this should mean that Hugo Lloris is staying at White Hart Lane for at least another season now that Manchester United have covered themselves in the Goalkeeping department for the immediate future. Although Lloris is now in a race to be fit for the first day of the season due to his broken wrist, it seems as if the injury has scuppered any potential bid from Manchester United so in the long run it could very well be a blessing in disguise. As for the first day of the season when the two clubs face it’s getting a bit of a worrying sight for Tottenham fans as Manchester United don’t seem to be mucking about in the transfer window and this doesn’t even seem to be the last of their transfer business. Even so August 8th cannot come soon enough!