Report: Man United to make Romero number one ‘keeper if De Gea leaves

Manchester United are set to make Sergio Romero their number one goalkeeper, should David De Gea leave the club this summer.

De Gea has been linked with an Old Trafford exit, having failed to agree terms on a new deal at the club. The Spaniard has just a year remaining on his current contract, with French champions Paris Saint-Germain reportedly monitoring his situation.

With negotiations over a new deal having stalled, United face a decision whether to sell the 28-year-old this summer or risk losing him for free in 2020.

Despite De Gea’s situation, Manchester United boss Solskjaer will not target a new goalkeeper should the Spain international leave with the Daily Mail reporting current back-up Romero will be promoted instead.

96 cap Argentina international Romero has been with United since 2015 but has proved a solid understudy whenever called upon, with Solskjaer prepared to put his trust in the 32-year-old should De Gea exit.

Solskjaer will also evaluate youngster Dean Henderson, the 22-year-old having impressed on-loan at Sheffield United last season.

The Yorkshire side want to re-sign the goalkeeper on a new deal having secured promotion to the Premier League, though Solskjaer may opt to keep the player at Old Trafford as back-up should De Gea depart.

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