Recent reports are now suggesting that Sergio Romero, 30, wants to move away from Old Trafford so he can remain in competitive contention for the national team.

De Gea limits opportunities

The 30-year-old has struggled to break into the first team whilst at Manchester United, possibly due to David De Gea being within the form of this life - and arguably the best goalkeeper in the world at the moment.

Therefore, the Argentine shot-stopper has made his feelings clear that he wants to leave the Red Devils as early as possible, with his departure most likely occurring in January.

Romero has still featured for Jose Mourinho's Manchester United this season, however, he has been limited to cup competitions and rarely is given the opportunity to perform in the Premier League.

The former Sampdoria keeper has revealed to sources that he is worried that his lack of playing time will affect his 'number one' status within the Argentina national team, therefore, in his eyes, a move away is needed. According to reports, it is currently undecided whether the shot-stopper will leave on a loan deal or on a permanent basis.

The current Manchester United number one goalkeeper, David De Gea, has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid within recent years. With one transfer bid not going through due to a 'fax machine error' on deadline day.

Therefore, Romero has always remained patient as it was presumed that De Gea would eventually leave for the Spanish club.

However, the acrobatic Spanish keeper now looks to remain at the Red Devils for the long term, which leaves the South American goalkeeper out in the cold.

Next destination?

But where will Romero go? It is likely that Manchester United will refuse to sell him to another Premier League club, therefore, sides such as Borussia Dortmund who have struggled defensively this season could use the Argentine's services.

Furthermore, this could see a possible return to his former club Sampdoria. The Italian side currently sit 6th within the table, however, the goalkeeper heroics of Sergio Romero may be the determining factor to propel them up the table.

Despite the ongoing transfer talks, the Red Devils are actually unwilling to see the Argentina goalkeeper leave.

He is seen as the ideal replacement, should De Gea get injured, and is able to walk straight into the starting squad. Academy graduate, Sam Johnstone, would be next in the pecking order, however, he is currently on a season long loan at Aston Villa.