Sergio Romero – Manchester United
Another member of the stop-gap group, Sergio Romero is one of those goalkeepers who could have blinder after blinder and still not catch a break at Manchester United.
The Argentine is third choice to David de Gea and Dead Henderson, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirming that Romero can leave Old Trafford this January. He has six months left on his deal, but no place in the side.
Why he wants to leave is obvious enough: he isn’t playing. At 33 years old his next venture is likely to be his last, so a move back to his homeland is on the cards. But, could he be persuaded to stick it out in England for another six months?
Romero is still a solid enough goalkeeper. Not great by any means, he’s an admirable backup option who knows the division well. How much he’d play is another matter, although further dabbles in the Europa League and a taste of the London life (not that he could do anything now) may be worth punting for.
Regarding the deal, United would want a permanent sale which wouldn’t suit Arsenal, so the negotiating on that front might drag on somewhat. If the option came up for the rest of the season? Hell yeah.