Argentina newspaper Olé has some strange claims about the future of Sérgio Romero in the national team today.
As they write a big story about the chances of goalkeeper Agustín Marchesín being called up by Argentina, they say the Manchester United player could be out of the next list.
Olé says that ‘the level of Sergio Romero and Gerónimo Rulli, at Manchester United and Real Sociedad respectively, calls into question their call ups’.
It’s intriguing information because just a month ago, the Argentine press kept having articles about how important Romero is for the national team, regardless of him being fit to play or not.
Before the World Cup, the local media even claimed that Romero could leave Manchester United so he could have more playing time and show the national team he’s up for the challenge. But that never happened, and he continued to be called up.
Romero has 94 appearances for Argentina, and when fit, has been their main goalkeeper since 2009. To be left out like that at the age of 31 would definitely be a shock.
Argentina’s squad to face Brazil and Iraq is announced on Friday.