Man United transfers: Sergio Romero issues David De Gea warning
Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero warns David De Gea that he won't give up his starting spot easily
Sergio Romero has warned David De Gea that he is ready to fight for his Manchester United spot.
The Spain international has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid throughout the summer transfer window.
United manager Louis van Gaal has omitted the shot stopper from his match-day squad for their opening five games of the season.
However, the Dutchman has assured De Gea that he will be considered for selection if the goalkeeper stays beyond the summer transfer window deadline.
Romero has kept four clean sheets in five games since he moved to Old Trafford, and the Argentina international isn’t planning to give up his number one spot.
“I am always prepared to fight for my career,” Romero told the Sunday Mirror. “It has often been that way, especially before the World Cup [in 2014].
“I did everything I could to arrive the best way at the World Cup in Brazil. Nothing was gifted. I trained a lot at Monaco and was disappointed every time their coach, Claudio Ranieri [at the time], left me out but that’s football.
“I played very few games last season but thank God my Argentina team-mates, my coach Alejandro Sabella and his coaching staff gave me a lot of strength and confidence for every game.”
The 24-year-old shot stopper has just under 24 months remaining on his current United deal, which means Madrid could sign the goalkeeper on a free transfer in less than 18 months.
De Gea was named the players’s and fans’s player of the year last season.