Romero denies rejecting Man Utd

Sampdoria goalkeeper Sergio Romero has insisted that he did not turn down a move to Manchester United on transfer deadline day, Sky Sports has reported.

The Argentine was linked with several clubs in the transfer window due to his lack of playing time with Sampdoria, and a move to Man Utd appeared likely on deadline day, only for the move to break down in the closing hours, ensuring that Louis van Gaal was made to settle for David De Gea and Anders Lindegaard to act as his goalkeeping duo.

And Romero has admitted that he did have the chance to leave Sampdoria and that a few options were open to him, but has denied rejecting a move to Old Trafford. He said: “I’ve had two or three possibilities but none of them were positively concluded.

I’ve not asked more money to go to Benfica and I’ve read I would have refused United. But in your opinion, there is someone able to refuse one of the world’s top clubs?’

The 27-year-old now plans to try and earn his place in the Sampdoria team, adding: “I want to show my value here, so I’ll be able to find my space. I’ve spoken with the president, the sporting director and coach Sinisa Mihajilovic, who told me that should I do good things, he will give me an opportunity.”

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