Manchester United’s Sergio Romero admitted that he was open to serving as back-up to David De Gea after his teammate’s move to Real Madrid fell through, Daily Mail reports.
Romero joined as a free agent during the previous window after leaving Sampdoria, signing a three-year deal with a further one year option to extend his stay.
The Argentina international began the current campaign as first-choice goalkeeper at Old Trafford following the summer transfer saga linking De Gea with the La Liga giants.
He admitted that he knew his time would be greatly limited after his teammate decided to sign a new deal with United, but has now accepted his back-up role despite starting the first few fixtures.
“I took the matches when I was given the chance to play, but when De Gea renewed it was obvious he was going back to the team,” he said.
“De Gea won the place over the years he was there. The coach talked to me and I understood perfectly.”
De Gea was brought back into the squad after penning a new four-year deal, ending speculation that Real were ready to sign him on a free transfer at the end of the current campaign.
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