International star to leave Man United unless major summer deal goes ahead

Sergio Romero will look to force his way out of Manchester United if David de Gea remains the club’s No.1 beyond this summer’s transfer window, according to reports from Don Balon.

The Argentine international joined the Red Devils last year to reunite with Louis van Gaal – whom he worked under at AZ Alkmaar – and initially his Old Trafford career appeared to be one with promise.

As De Gea’s proposed move to Real Madrid dragged on, Romero was thrust into United’s starting XI, and performed admirably despite some wobbly showings from the team as a whole.

However, his fellow stopper’s switch to Spain fell through, and once the fans’ favourite penned a new contract at the Theatre of Dreams, the 29-year-old was relegated to a bench role.

Romero’s outings since have been limited to European and cup competition, and reports claim that unless De Gea is no longer No.1 for 2016/17, he’ll look to move on.

Such a state of affairs appears unlikely, unless the Spaniard leaves, with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain having both been mentioned as suitors.

Romero himself has options, with River Plate keen to lure him back to his homeland.