Sergio Romero finds new club four months after exit from Manchester United

One of United’s released players in the summer has finally found a new club.

Sergio Romero has a new club four months after leaving Old Trafford. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has found a new club after leaving Old Trafford.

The 34-year-old was one of eight players to be released by the Red Devils in June and has been on the free agent market since.

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Romero, though after speculation of where he would end up, has put pen-to-paper on a deal with Serie A new boys Venezia FC.

He had been subject of interest to United's Premier League rivals Chelsea but the London club opted to sign Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli.

Romero's new club Venezia are playing their first season in the Italian top-flight in 19 years and currently sit 17th in the league table.

This is the second time that the shot-stopper will play in Italy having played for Sampdoria between 2011 and 2015, where eh emerged as Argentina's number one choice.

Signed by Louis van Gaal in July 2015, Romero made 61 appearances in total for the club, playing under three managers. He played mainly as an understudy to first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea but was displaced last season by Dean Henderson.

In 39 of his appearances, he kept 39 clean sheets, giving him the highest clean sheet rate (0.64%) for a goalkeeper who has made 10 or more appearances for United. His involvement saw win the FA Cup, League Cup and the Europa League during his time in Manchester.

Romero did not play a competitive game for United for the entirety of the 2020/21 campaign and last played in August 2020, in a Europa League quarter-final against Copenhagen.

In search of first-team football, Romero wanted to exit the club on either a loan or permanent basis with Everton interested in a deadline day move but this was blocked.

As well as his club exploits, Romero is Argentina's most-capped goalkeeper, having made 98 appearances between September 2009 and October 2018.