Darren Bent has urged Leeds United to sign goalkeeper Sergio Romero from Manchester United this summer
The former Tottenham and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the 33-year-old has been hard done by during his time at Old Trafford.
ESPN report that Leeds and Everton are set to battle it out to sign the 33-year-old shot-stopper as he looks to move in search of regular first-team football.
The Sun claim that the Argentina international is looking to quit the Red Devils if he is not guaranteed a future in the first team.
Bent insists that Romero has done nothing to warrant a drop down the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and that Leeds should push for his capture this summer.
Bent told Football Insider: “You know what, this Romero, he’s never really done anything wrong. I don’t actually think he’s done anything wrong to warrant not playing.
“If they can get him, I would go and sign him because he’s been behind De Gea since he basically got to the club and even though De Gea’s struggled of late, it still looks like he’s an immovable object.
“They’re already talking about if De Gea leaves then Henderson coming in so for Romero, who’s never done anything wrong, I’m not surprised he’s got to the point where he’s sick and tired of being a number two or even a number three.
“I’m all for him going out and getting first-team football. Yes, the Manchester United-Leeds rivalry is massive but if they’re offering first-team football and it’s a big club, I’m all for it, go and do it.”
Leeds currently have Kiko Casilla and Illan Meslier as their goalkeeping options.
The French stopper, who finished the 2019/20 season in the starting XI, turned his loan move from Lorient permanent earlier this month.
In other Leeds United news, Bent has been left drooling over a “perfect” transfer raid that would be a “match made in heaven”.
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