Sergio Romero's performances during the 2014 World Cup vindicated Alejandro Sabella's faith in the giant goalkeeper. Despite playing just a handful of minutes with Monaco through the 2013/14 season, the shot-stopper's unorthodox talents were evident as he marshalled Argentina through to a final defeat against Germany.
Four clean sheets in seven matches, and two penalty saves to deny the Netherlands a semi-final shootout victory, have raised Romero's profile to a level unimaginable prior to the tournament. But his loan spell at Monaco has come to an end, and it is uncertain where the goalkeeper whose contract remains with Sampdoria will end up for the coming season.
The following five clubs could benefit greatly from a keeper of Romero's quality as they look towards the next campaign. One thing is for certain: All of those named would love him between the posts should a game go to penalties.