Sergio Romero was forced to stay at Man Utd as the MLS transfer fell through

Sergio Romero has been forced to stay at Manchester United after a proposed transfer to MLS franchise Inter Miami fell through, with the transfer window in the United States now closed as of Thursday night.

Romero has been keen to leave United since the end of last season as the return of homegrown stopper Dan Henderson pushed him down the goalkeeper pecking order.

Dan Henderson replaces Romero as number two goalkeeper / Poll / Getty Images

The experienced Argentine, who spent the last five years under David de Gea and was often called up to play in cup competitions, has been left out of the club’s Champions League and Premier League squads this season.

With game time at Old Trafford running out, Romero was eyeing a move to Everton before the Premier League transfer window closed earlier this month. But, despite suggestions from the Toffees that they are willing to pay his full wages to take him on loan, United are rumored to be pushing the player out of the move by demanding a transfer fee.

This prompted his wife to angrily accuse United officials of a lack of respect. It is even thought that a number of his teammates have become disillusioned with the way the club have treated him and expressed their sympathy for him in this unfortunate situation.

MLS offered an escape route for Romero as a result of the league’s extended transfer window, but the Daily Mail reports that a proposed move to Inter Miami, co-owned by United legend David Beckham, fell through when The talks were ultimately fruitless. .

As it stands, Romero will have to stay at United until the January transfer window offers him the next opportunity to leave. He may even have to stay at the club until the end of the season when his contract expires and he can leave as a free agent.

The only alternative is if the club agrees to terminate his contract early. It is believed to be something he has already asked for, even willing to waive the £1.5m payment he may be entitled to.

Sergio Romero could leave as early as January if Manchester United terminate his contract / James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images

It is unclear whether United will agree to this, with the club determined to command a transfer fee for him in the summer. However, his expiring contract will ensure that the chance of a fee in January is slim and there seems no point in dragging it out any further.

But even if Romero were to be released now he would still struggle to find a new club as free agents can only be signed outside the transfer window if they are unattached before the end of the previous window. . So he cannot join a new team until the next window opens.

Romero’s wages plus bumper new deals for Dan Henderson and David De Gea’s Premier League-high wages mean United are spending an estimated £575,000-a-week on goalkeepers alone, more than all their Premier League rivals. is reducing costs.

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