Following Manchester United’s decision to have Dean Henderson as their back-up for David De Gea in the goalkeeping position this season, it always seemed obvious that Sergio Romero wouldn’t have chances to play for the club.

The Argentina international couldn’t find his way out in the summer, and as he continues not to get any minutes on the pitch, the need for a move only gets clearer.

Now it seems he had a real chance to move to Spain, according to claims from the weekend. Cope reports that Valencia came close to agreeing a deal to sign Romero in the upcoming January transfer window.

According to reporter Hugo Ballester, following an injury to Jasper Cillessen, the La Liga side had the operation for the Manchester United player ‘done’.

On that note, Cope report: ‘Valencia had closed the signing of the Argentine goalkeeper three weeks ago’


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However, Valencia’s coaches ended up turning it down, and the club decided to rule out the signing, Cope says.

There aren’t any details on how much would the Spanish side were prepared to pay Manchester United.

Romero’s contract with the Red Devils expires at the end of the season, but given his urge to play, it would be no surprise to see him leaving next month.