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Boca Juniors interested in Man United goalkeeper transfer

Argentine side Boca Juniors are reportedly keen on taking Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero back to his homeland. Romero, who has been deputy to David De Gea for almost the entirety of his 18 months at Old Trafford and has only made 15 appearances during that time is potentially of interest to the Primera Division side, but not until this summer’s upcoming transfer window.

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Sky Sports report that any deal for United’s second-choice stopper would likely wait until this season is finished, due to Sam Johnstone having recently left the club to go out on loan to Aston Villa. Romero departing would leave Jose Mourinho with no senior backup ‘keeper, something the Portuguese is unlikely to accept.

It’s a deal that feels entirely plausible; Boca would offer Romero a route back home, he would likely be first choice at the club and his playing time at Old Trafford is so drastically low that it would be an immediate upgrade. On the other hand, Romero will likely be on much bigger wages at United, and has retained his place as first-choice ‘keeper for Argentina’s national side despite playing second fiddle to De Gea. With that in mind, it could come down to the player’s own ambition, or lack thereof.

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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