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Ex-Man Utd Goalkeeper Romero Joins Serie A Side Venezia

The Argentine shot-stopper has taken up a new challenge in Italy after a long search for new employers over the summer

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has finally found a new club after signing for Serie A side Venezia on a free transfer.

Romero had been without a club since being released by United at the start of June, having not been offered the chance to extend his stay at Old Trafford.

The 34-year-old fell way down the pecking order at Old Trafford towards the end of his six-year spell in Manchester, but could now get the chance to take in regular minutes with Serie A side Venezia.

The Italian side have confirmed Romero’s arrival in an official statement, which reads: “Venezia FC is pleased to announce the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, 34, on a free transfer.

Romero began his career in Argentina with Racing Club back in 2016, and spent one year on their books before joining AZ Alkmaar.

The shot-stopper became an Eredivisie winner on his way to making over 100 appearances for AZ, attracting attention from Sampdoria in the process.

The Italian side snapped him up for €2.1 million in 2011 and he established himself among the most consistent keepers in Serie A before leaving the club in 2015, with United then snapping him up on a free transfer.

Romero went on to make 61 appearances across all competitions for the Red Devils, winning FA Cup, Europa League and League Cup honours, but never managed to establish himself as a regular between the sticks ahead of No.1 David de Gea.