Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has not made it any secret that he is looking to snap up a new goalkeeper and he must make a move for Manchester United’s Sergio Romero.
The Magpies were heavily linked with a move for a shot stopper over the summer, and Karl Darlow confirmed that the only reason he has remained with the club is because the club saw a deal fall through, meaning his proposed move to Middlesbrough was cancelled.
However Benitez now has a chance to secure exactly what he is looking for; an experienced goalkeeper with top flight action under his belt, and from an English giant no less.
That is because Manchester United’s Romero, a bench warmer for the Red Devils, is reported by the Mail to be looking to leave Old Trafford in search of first team action.
The 30-year-old is said to be worried about his place in Argentina’s World Cup squad and is hoping that by securing a move elsewhere, where he will be the first choice keeper, he will guarantee his place in the starting XI next summer.
Here, Football Insider analyses three reasons why Newcastle must try snap David De Gea’s understudy up in January, including which man should find himself axed from the club as a result.
Click below to see the first reason why Romero should become a Magpie