Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero has admitted he intends to return to Argentina at some point but can’t for some time as he is ‘valued’ at Old Trafford.
Romero has been with Manchester United since 2015, playing a substitute role to David de Gea over those five years.
The 33-year-old has a deal in Manchester that runs until next summer, but it includes an option for United to extend that by another year.
Should they decide to do so, that will mean Romero will be 35-years-old and on the hunt for a new club.
He’s often made clear his desire to return to his home country, where he started his career as a youngster with Racing Club before a move to AZ Alkmaar in 2007.
He has now reiterated that desire, although admitted it won’t be for a while as he’s valued by Manchester United.
“I have thought and talked with my wife about going back to Argentina,” he told Racing Play, relayed by TNT Sport.
“The point is that today, I am in a club where I am highly respected and valued. Leaving would not be free at all and would cost a lot of money.
“In the future, I would like to come back and be able to enjoy what Racing is.”
What happens to Romero could depend very heavily on Dean Henderson’s future at Old Trafford.
He’s shone during his time at Sheffield United and Ole Gunnar Solskjær has made it clear he thinks he will be a United regular at some point.
If he decides to bring him to get experience next season, perhaps Romero will be given his chance to make his dream return sooner than he thinks.