15 July 2016

Villarreal swoop for Marcos Rojo

Manchester United defender not in Mourinho's plans

As a slew of Louis Van Gaal and David Moyes recruits are earmarked for the exit door at Old Trafford, Champions League returnees Villarreal could be tempted to make a move for Marcos Rojo.

The Yellow Submarine are reported to be looking to strengthen their defensive line and given that the former Sporting Lisbon is capable of slotting in at centre-back as well as left-back, both areas the club have been looking to fill, he would appear to fit the bill.

With Eric Bailly having moved the opposite direction earlier this summer Rojo, who has been capped 49 times for Argentina and has made 53 appearances in his two seasons at the Red Devils, is apparently surplus to requirements.

However, there is a potential stumbling block to any deal being agreed, as the English side want to recoup a sizeable portion of the €20 million they forked out for the defender two summers ago.

However, with the player under contract for another three years they may be willing to contemplate a loan move to shift him off the wage bill and place him in the shop window.


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