Arsenal interested in Romero

Arsenal line up £8m bid for Argentinean keeper Sergio Romero

Arsenal are preparing an £8million bid for AZ Alkmaar goalkeeper Sergio Romero , according to a report in the News of the World.

Arsene Wenger is expected to bring in a new keeper for Arsenal in the summer following some erratic displays by Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski , despite the Spaniard saving a penalty against West Ham yesterday.

Romero is looking for a move to a bigger club and played against Arsenal twice in the Champions League this season in the group stage as AZ drew 1-1 at home and lost 4-1 at the Emirates.

The 23-year-old recently said: “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.”

He is contracted to AZ until the end of season 2011/2012 and is expected to be Argentina’s number one at the World Cup which if he is successful, could see Arsenal face much competition for Romero.


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