Rojo nearing Man Utd exit as Boca Juniors transfer beckons

James Holland
Marcos Rojo Man Utd

Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo is nearing an Argentina return to play with Boca Juniors, according to reports.

Rojo is set to leave Old Trafford after falling down the pecking order under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer prefers the likes of Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly in defence.

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That’s left Rojo out of the first team this season. His last appearance for the Red Devils was in November 2019 against Brighton.

According to The Independent, Rojo’s move to Boca Juniors is nearing completion.

It’s expected to be announced in the coming days, as long as he completes the medical.

There isn’t a rush for the transfer to be done as Argentinian clubs can sign players until 19th February.

The 30-year-old was allowed to return to his native Argentina over Christmas as he was not required in the team.

He was then allowed to speak to interested clubs over a move, alongside keeper Sergio Romero. Speaking about the pair’s situation earlier this month, Solskjaer said: “Both of them have contracts until the summer and they’re not going to be extended.

“We’re looking for them to find clubs. Marcos has been given time to go home, so he’s still in Argentina.

“Sergio has been back home as well to see his family but they’re pros, working hard and ready if they call in for us. Marcos will have to travel and do the quarantine before.”

Rojo was previously linked with a surprise move to Sheff Utd. The Blades have been searching for a left-sided centre back following the injury to Jack O’Connell.

His wages ultimately proved too costly for Chris Wilder’s team.

Rojo earns a reported £80,000 per week.

Solskjaer is currently in the process of trimming down his squad. The departures of Rojo and Romero will be a boost for United due to their high earnings.

Jesse Lingard has joined West Ham on a loan deal for the remainder of the campaign.

United have pocketed £1.5 million for the transfer. The Hammers have also agreed to pay his wages in full.

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