Sergio Romero has said his goodbyes to Man Utd staff ahead of transfer 10 months ago

Sergio Romero has said his goodbyes to Man Utd staff ahead of transfer

Romero may finally be close to sealing a move away from United

The writing may have been on the wall for some time for Sergio Romero and his Manchester United career, but it now seems the Argentine goalkeeper is finally set to leave the club.

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Romero has been understudy to David De Gea for the majority of his near-six-year stint at Old Trafford, but seemed certain to be sold when it was decided that Dean Henderson would be brought back from his loan at Sheffield United in the summer.

Despite interest from within the Premier League - and an angry deadline day Instagram post from his partner - a move failed to materialise, with Romero left in limbo until the January window opened.

A move now seems imminent, with the Manchester Evening News amongst those reporting that Romero bid farewell to his United teammates and club staff at the AON Training Complex in December.

Reports from his homeland claim he is back in Buenos Aires and could finalise a move to Boca Juniors before Argentina contest the Copa America in the summer.

Romero's contract with United expires at the end of the current season, but the club have given him permission to train in Argentina while he pursues a transfer. Should he fail to secure a move this month, however, he will be expected to reported back to training in Manchester at the end of the month.

Romero started his career at Racing Club in the Argentine capital but moved to Europe with AZ Alkmaar after only a few first team appearances. After moving to Italy with Sampdoria and a season spent on loan at Monaco, Louis van Gaal signed him for United.

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The MEN also report that Marcos Rojo is also back in Argentina amidst talk of a possible transfer of his own.