Sergio Romero signs with Boca Juniors as free agent


Sergio Romero has signed with Boca Juniors as a free agent.

Romero has returned to Argentina. The 35 year old goalkeeper has signed with Boca Juniors and has returned to Argentina after 15 years in Europe.

The Argentine goalkeeper was a free agent as he spent last season with Venezia in Serie A in Italy. He is the most capped Argentina goalkeeper of all time with 96 matches.

In Europe, Romero won four trophies with his clubs. His first trophy was the Eredivisie with AZ Alkmaar as he had joined them from Racing Club.

He joined Sampdoria where he spent a season on loan at Monaco. Following a tremendous FIFA World Cup with the Argentina national team, Romero signed with Manchester United where he stayed there for 6 years.

With Manchester United, Romero won the UEFA Europa League, an FA Cup and an EFL Cup. With the Argentina national team, he won Olympic gold in 2008 and the 2007 FIFA U20 World Cup.


  1. Absolute legend for the NT. A great example for other players to follow for the NT. Always performed greater than the rating he got. Highly commited. All the best to him.

  2. While European giants are spending big money on new players this summer, Serie A is struggling financially and there are only two signings by Italian clubs among the most expensive top 20

    1Tchouameni from Monaco to Real Madrid €80m

    2 Darwin Núñez from Benfica to Liverpool €75m

    3 Matthijs deLigt from Juventus to Bayern Munich €67m

    4 Marc Cucurella from Brighton to Chelsea €65m

    5 Haaland from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City €60m

    6 Richarlison from Everton to Tottenham €58m

    7 Raphina from Leeds to Barcelona €58m

    8 Lisandro Lopez from Ajax to Manchester United €57m

    9 Sterling from Manchester City to Chelsea €56m

    10 Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City to Arsenal €52m

    11 Kounde from Sevilla to Barcelona €50m

    12 Kalvin Phillips from Leeds to Manchester City €48m

    13 Lewandowski from Bayern Munich to Barcelona €45m

    14 Vitinha from Porto to PSG €41m

    15 Bremer from Torino to Juventus €40m

    16 Chiesa from Fiorentina to Juventus €40m

    17 Nuno Mendes from Sporting CP to PSG €38m

    18 Koulibaly from Napoli to Chelsea €38m

    19 Botman from Lille to Newcastle United €37m

    20 Scamacca from Sassuolo to West Ham €36m

    So the rich clubs are PSG, Madrid, Barca (?), Munchen, and all EPL teams. That’s it. everybody else is poor.

    • Serie A has been struggling for years. The once greatest league in the world has become difficult to watch at times.

      Outdated stadiums, poor TV production, even worse marketing, it’s no wonder that the league does not have many star players. When one of your best players is a 40 year old Zlatan, there’s an issue. At times I truly find myself having difficulties watching matches. Even if it’s a 4-4 score, the production is not up to par which takes away much of the excitement.

      The truth is that not many want to go to Italy. The money is in England and Spain. In Germany, it’s Bayern.

      • But still serie A provides competition among the teams as there is no clear winner. This would make the fans excited. Also it is to be noted that intermilan is the team that defeated liverpool other than real Madrid during the last UCL. From our lautaro to zaniola all have good value in the market. Yeah but comparatively serie A has less stars.

  3. On a different note, Senesi has a difficult job ahead.
    Bournemouth plays Man city, Arsenal and liverpool next. The three toughest match ups back to back in a new league. Lets hope he does well.
    Just dont want our defenders to lose confidence before the world cup.

  4. he wasn’t good in close range, he had error prior to world cup 2014, but he done well in semi penalty stopping, his same weakness in close range cost 2014 world cup

  5. Very average goal keeper if you think objectively and in isolation. No great qualities as such.

    But if I put the context of NT with Romero, I respect his performance and will be a hero for that tie breaker. One game. Considering how ordinary he was, I cannot say we lost a game only because of him. Played within his limitations and with heart.

    BTW, a fear I am having is, if we have seen the best of Emi. He has pull up his socks and take him to his highest level this year, else we will suffer. I have confidence in Emi.

    • Apart from his heroics in 2014 semis, I always thought Romero was a pretty average keeper. Maybe we are in a minority. There was always a mistake in him too, I remember some clearly. Plus he was always content with a bench warmer role in most of his clubs. Emi is head and shoulders above.

    • I do wonder if he would have been better if he’d been a starter for his clubs. Even in Sampdoria he was on the bench. Really stresses the importance of good club selection. Either way, I will never forget the memory of watching with my family in Buenos Aires in an apartment, watching him save the two penalties, and then feeling the entire city explode in passion, unlike anything I’ve experienced in the United States. Really one of my best memories ever and I thank him for that.

      • Yeah good point Olive. Nothing sharpens you more than the pressure of playing the actual games not just training sessions. He could have been more confident and effective as a result. Shot stopping and saving the goals during regular game episodes are two different skill sets. Hope he does well at Boca.

  6. A hero.
    I remember the outrage about him being the number 1 keeper while a benchwarmer at his club. He silenced everybody in the World Cup.

  7. Average goalkeeper but played okay type with us bt due to that semifinal shootout heroics he is overrated by too much by mundo members. He was a good shot stopper but average in every other aspects

  8. I remember a Brazilian telling me, Romero always played his heart out whenever he played for ARGENTINA and what fan could forget the PK shootout 2014 Vs the Dutch………I remember watching that long after the game ended, kept rewinding it again and again and screaming, we’re going to WC final we’re going to the WC final……what a beautiful memory and Sergio was right in the middle of it.

  9. So if this guy performs now. I guess Armani days are numbered.. since they so obsessed with picking a local keeper.. if he performs I rather him get picked over Armani anyday.. he isn’t #1 of course. But will make more sense than Armani..

  10. Sampaoli did a crime by dropping this guy in the 2018 WC. Had he played that match against Croatia , our story could have been very very different!!

    • Willy Caballero was one of the best goal keepers in the world at the time, his level at Malaga was legendary, there were games he was saving them single handedly.
      Then he ruined everything.
      Sampaoli made many mistakes but that was not one of them.
      Argentina had no chance in 2018.

      • It was a mistake. He was 36 and a very good “backup goalie” at the time. Courtoise was Chelsea’s starter. Romero should have been called and available as an option.

      • Cabellaro was in the form of his life prior to 2014 WC and Sabella stuck with Romero!! In 2018 we was washed-up , unfortunately.

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