Brighton interested in signing Manchester United outcast Sergio Romero with Seagulls goalkeeper Mat Ryan free to leave January 2, 2021 – Posted in: Soccer

Brighton have expressed an interest in signing Manchester United outcast Sergio Romero, reports claim.

Seagulls boss Graham Potter is on the hunt for a new goalkeeper having told Mat Ryan he can leave the club.

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Ryan has been demoted to third-choice goalkeeper at Brighton

Ryan, who joined Brighton in a then club-record undisclosed fee from Valencia in 2017, lost his No.1 spot to Robert Sanchez last month.

And in an interview with The World Game, the Australia international revealed Potter has advised him to move on in the January transfer window.

He told The World Game: “The day before the Fulham game, the manager told me he’d be giving the other goalkeeper a substantial to run to see how he goes, and would be keeping Jason Steele as his second choice as he likes the way he fulfils the role.

“He added that if I get a good offer in January I should take it, knowing that I want to be playing week-in week-out.

“It came as a shock and a surprise that he said that.

Romero has been linked with a move to MLS in recent months

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Romero has been linked with a move to MLS in recent months

“Knowing where I stand now, from what was communicated to me, perhaps it might be better that we do go our separate ways.

“However, until that opportunity comes – and it’s a good project – then, as far as I’m concerned, I’m a Brighton player and I’m here to fight for my spot.”

The Mail claim Brighton want to bring in United goalkeeper Romero, 33, if Ryan leaves the Amex Stadium.

Dean Henderson has replaced Romero as the club’s No.2 stopper with the latter yet to make a matchday squad this season.

Romero, whose wife hit out at the club for not letting him leave in the summer, is out of contract at the end of the season.

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