Inter Miami Nearly Signed Man Utd’s Goalie Sergio Romero

Manchester United's Goalkeeper Sergio Romero in July. Photo by Phil Duncan/ProSports/Shutterstock

Inter Miami reportedly made a strong push to add another impactful player from Europe before the MLS transfer deadline last week. According to reports from English media, Inter nearly signed goalkeeper Sergio Romero from Manchester United but were not able to sort out all the details in time.

Man Utd was reportedly in Romero’s way once again, as they were pushing for a better offer. The Premier League side previously stopped Argentinian from joining Everton by setting unreasonable terms.

Manchester United’s refusal to let Romero leave is puzzling, considering that manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer isn’t even counting on the 33-year-old goalkeeper. Romero, who is earning around $150,000 a week, is currently Solskajer’s third or fourth choice and hasn’t even been registered for Premier League or UEFA Champions League campaigns.

If he can’t get a contract termination, which seems unlikely, Romero will probably have to sit out until January and then hope United will get more reasonable with the team trying to acquire him.

Inter Miami, on the other hand, will proceed with veteran John McCarthy as their goalkeeper to end 2020. McCarthy emerged as a starter after Luis Robles fractured his arm and was ruled out for the remainder of the season.