Man United have announced the signing of Argentina shot-stopper Sergio Romero on a three-year deal.
The Red Devils completed the deal for the 27-year-old after his contract with Serie A side Sampdoria expired at the end of last season.
Romero impressed in between the sticks for Argentina during the 2014 World Cup and has previously played under Louis van Gaal in the Eredivisie at AZ Alkmaar.
Van Gaal told Manchester United’s official website that he was pleased to again link up with the goalkeeper.
“Sergio is a very talented goalkeeper. He was a young keeper during my time at AZ Alkmaar and I am delighted he is joining Manchester United,” Van Gaal said.
“He had a fantastic World Cup last summer in Brazil, although that is something I have put to the back of my mind! He will be a great addition to the team and I am looking forward to working with him once again.”
Romero said the move to the Red Devils was a “dream come true”.
“I am absolutely delighted to join Manchester United,” Romero explained.
“To play for the biggest club in the world is a dream come true for me. Louis van Gaal is a fantastic manager and I cannot wait to get started on this new and exciting challenge in my career.”
Romero struggled for first team minutes over the past two years at Sampdoria and played second fiddle behind Croatian shot-stopper Danijel Subasic whilst on loan with AS Monaco.
His signing will surely spell the end of Victor Valdes’ career at Old Trafford, while it remains to be seen if David de Gea will now be allowed to join Real Madrid, with Metro reporting a deal has also been completed for Ajax shot-stopper Jasper Cillessen.
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