‘It is time for them to return the opportunity and let him go’: Sergio Romero’s wife hits out at Manchester United and calls for them to show No 3 goalkeeper more respect as he is denied deadline day move away with club demanding £10m from Everton
- Sergio Romero’s wife was left furious with Manchester United on deadline day
- Romero was keen to join Everton but ended the day at United, denied a move
- Argentina international’s wife stressed Romero should be permitted to depart
- Everton wanted a loan deal but Sportsmail understands United demanded £10m
Sergio Romero’s wife has criticised Manchester United for denying him a move away from the club.
Romero, who has fallen to third place in the United goalkeeping hierarchy, had been linked with a switch to Everton, but, with the Merseyside club targeting a loan deal and United demanding £10m, a deal collapsed.
The Argentina international’s wife Eliana Guercio hit out at United and stressed that Romero deserves to be treated with more respect for the contribution he has made to the club in recent years.
Sergio Romero’s wife Eliana Guercio urged Manchester United to let the goalkeeper leave
Romero was eager to secure a move to Everton but he eventually wasn’t able to leave United
Guercio wrote on Instagram: ‘Sergio Romero worked hard for his club. Last trophy they won, they lifted it with him.
‘He helped the team reach 4 finals/semi finals and then he was left on the bench only to lose them all. It is time for them to return the opportunity and let him go. RESPECT FOR ONCE!!!!’.
Romero joined United in 2015 and has made 61 appearances for the club.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had not sanctioned his exit and so he remains at the club
Romero is now United’s third-choice goalkeeper behind David de Gea and Dean Henderson
For much of his time at Old Trafford Romero has been the main backup to David de Gea.
However, after Dean Henderson returned from his loan spell at Sheffield United, Romero has fallen further down the pecking order at United.
Romero, 33, is into the final year of his contract at United and so was eager to leave the club.
Everton were looking to bring in a goalkeeper to compete with error-prone first-choice Jordan Pickford. They eventually acquired Swede stopper Robin Olsen.