Arsenal Planning Move For AZ ‘Keeper Sergio Romero

Chris Wright

22nd, March 2010


By Chris Wright

Arsenal are said to be preparing an £8 million summer swoop for AZ Alkmaar’s young ‘keeper Sergio Romero.

The Gunners are widely expected to bring in a new goalkeeper in the close season after seeing Manuel Almunia and, more notably, Lukas Fabianski drop a bevvy of disastrous clangers this season and Arsene Wenger has apparently singled out the Argentinian stopper as the man to ease his goalkeeping woes.

Romero himself is looking for a move to a bigger club after recently stating;

“My career has gone very well in Holland but I came to Europe to play in the biggest leagues and I will soon be ready to move.”

The 23-year-old has been in fantastic form in the Eredivisie this year and is widely expected to be Argentina’s first choice number one for the World Cup in South Africa this summer.

£8 million for a highly-rated and very promising international goalkeeper? Sounds like a bit of a bargain to me.

What do you think Gooners? Would you sign him up, or persevere with Almunia (who – to be fair – played a blinder against West Ham at the weekend) and Fabianski?

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  1. Jammathon says:

    Please god, no. This guy was absolute pants against us. Not a proper keeper. Pass.

  2. Lower east stand says:

    What Utter rubbish
    this guy was the worst keeper to play at the emirates this season , that including Almunia and flappyanski

  3. stonedwasherman says:

    “The 23-year-old has been in fantastic form in the Eredivisie this year”

    Hello?! one of the worst among the top teams in the dutch league imo.. And that says quite a bit about his ability.. Pass..

  4. rvp says:

    We already have an Argentine GK out on loan. His name escapes me at the moment.

  5. Grant says:

    Why does everyone forget Vito Manone in this discussion? He was pretty decent in some of the Champions League games.

  6. Toks says:

    Not only was he bad against us in the CL, but I watch him in Argentina’s world cup qualifiers and he was nothing to write home about at all. Pass please.

    I really hope this is a rumour.

  7. Jesus says:

    This is just a lazy transfer rumour. This guy was disgustingly bad against us earlier this season. Just watch Fabregas’ first against him @ the Grove.

  8. Yahhh Steve says:


  9. NB says:

    Os every one ignorant these days? You all probably those people who called Bendtner really bad also when he was only 20 and 21. Sergio went 15 games without allowing a goal before he had an injury. Not last season, but the season before and for all of your information that is a Dutch League RECORD. AND he is ONLY 23.

  10. NB says:

    OHHH and forgot to add, even tho this season is so called bad for him, he was TEN clean sheets in 30 games he featured. That is clean sheet every THREE games. That’s better % than Reina, Van Der Saar, Almunia this season.

  11. Anton says:

    I live in Holland and I’ve seen many games of this guy. He is an aggressive goalie and he has made some amazing saves. Besides he has a great charisma. Every now and then he is a bit nervous, which will have something to do with his age and experience. In a few years he will be a world-class goalie.

  12. Jame says:

    Sergio Romero,
    highly rated?

    fantastic form?

    very promising international goalkeeper?

    I can tell ’cause I’m an AZ Alkmaar fan, he only became Argentina’s first goalkeeper because he is the best they got.

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