This is not a drill. A Marcos Rojo exit from Manchester United may well be on the cards this month.
After years and years of the Old Trafford club trying to sell their Argentine, a transfer away from the Theatre of Dreams looks likelier than ever.
The story comes from El Dia, translated via the excellent Sport Witness. Apparently, it’s claimed that Boca Juniors are moving in for the centre-half, while the Argentine club are optimistic about the move potentially happening. So much so that Rojo’s exit from the Red Devils could be announced in the ‘coming hours’.
Boca aren’t the only side in the chase to sign Rojo, with Estudiantes, a side with which the defender spent a loan spell with last year, still in the race.
At this point, Rojo’s exit from United feels like a case of when rather than if. His contract expires this summer and there is zero signs of that deal being renewed, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking like taking this side in a different direction.
At this stage, the sooner this move happens the better it’ll be for all involved. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved Rojo’s passion and aggression within the game, though the ability to keep himself fit just hasn’t been there.
When you factor in Eric Bailly playing brilliantly, while both Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire continue to impress, the opportunities are always going to be limited for Rojo. Add Axel Tuanzebe into the mix and suddenly the Argentine is the fifth choice at best.
For the player’s sake, I hope this deal does go through this month. Failing that, it’ll be a case of United continuing to pay his wages until the summer, before letting Rojo walk away for free.
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