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Chelsea also ‘considering’ Sergio Romero for third goalkeeper — report

Backup to the backup

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Sergio Romero left Manchester United at the end of the season, having falling to third-choice goalkeeper behind David De Gea and Dean Henderson — and making a grand total of zero appearances last season.

One would assume that the 34-year-old would thus want a bit more involvement in wherever he might land, but should he be amenable to playing that same role just at a different training ground, he might find himself the subject of a Chelsea offer. According to the Telegraph, Romero is the latest name added to our third-choice goalkeeper shortlist, and is thus “being considered” for the role.

It’s not easy to sell a third-choice role however — even if we throw in the slight possibility of Kepa Arrizabalaga leaving on loan, and thus vacating the actual backup position — and so far, none of the players linked with Chelsea for that role have really gotten past the initial rumor stage. Jiří Pavlenka and Marcus Bettinelli are surely far too young to essentially give up on their playing careers (both under 30). Wayne Hennessey is more in the right age range, but his Nazi salute controversy makes him a very unlikely signing. (UPDATE: Hennessey has actually signed with Burnley a couple days ago, so we no longer have to worry about that!)

Could Romero be convinced? Will we just have to keep Petr Čech in semi-retirement a bit longer? Maybe Rob Green wants to come back so he can reload his anecdote-bank for future media appearances? If Mendy goes down, we’re probably [FUN]’d anyway.