Sergio Romero Seeking Early Release From Man Utd Contract

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Sergio Romero has endured a sharp fall from grace at Manchester United in recent months | James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images

Manchester United back-up goalkeeper Sergio Romero is willing to forego a sizeable chunk of wages in a bid to tear up the remainder of his contract at Old Trafford.

Romero joined Manchester United as a free agent from Sampdoria in the summer of 2015 and has largely been used in domestic cup competitions or the Europa League as the primary replacement for the club’s long-term number one, David de Gea.

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Sergio Romero (left) has been David de Gea’s first-choice replacement at Manchester United for the past five years | James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images

The Argentine international was left on the bench for the semi-finals of both the FA Cup and Europa League last season – after playing the vast majority of ties in the lead up to those final four matches.

Romero was thought to be left ‘fuming’ after these perceived snubs, and the Daily Star note that he’s been further incensed by the club’s subsequent actions.

The return of Dean Henderson to Manchester United from a successful loan spell at Sheffield United prompted suggestions of Romero moving to Everton in the summer. However, a move to Goodison Park never materialised because United were unwilling to lower their £10m asking price.

Several members of United’s squad were reportedly ‘disappointed’ with the club’s steep and inflexible transfer demands which ultimately blocked the departure of a popular squad member. Romero’s wife took to social media to voice her own frustrations, demanding that the English giants show ‘RESPECT FOR ONCE!!!!’

To add to Romero’s indignation, the 33-year-old only discovered he had been omitted from United’s Premier League squad via social media.

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Romero has been cast adrift | Michael Regan/Getty Images

The Star’s report claims that Romero is demanding a meeting with Manchester United’s hierarchy for ‘showdown talks’ about his treatment by the club. Described as ‘baffled and angry’, Romero is thought to be willing to terminate his £100,000-a-week salary in a bid to earn a free transfer – so that he can seek the regular playing time that he’s long been denied in the north west.