Marcos Rojo is ‘likely’ to leave Manchester United at the end of the season, according to his agent.
The Red Devils have tried to sell Rojo in four of the past five summer transfer windows but haven’t succeeded so far. The veteran is currently on loan at Estudiantes de La Plata after agreeing a move in January.
Rojo has barely featured at all for his boyhood club, as a combination of injury and bad luck has limited him to one solitary appearance. The outcast has fallen out of favour with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is considered surplus to requirements.
Jonathan Barnett, who also represents Daniel James, told Stretty News: “I couldn’t comment on what Solskjaer thinks but I think it’s obvious, I think with Rojo, probably [a move] is more than likely somewhere else.”
After years of trying to get rid of him, it looks like the club have finally got their wish. The 30-year-old arrived at Old Trafford from Sporting Lisbon in 2014 for £18m (as per Transfermarkt).
Barnett didn’t disclose a destination for the defender, as he admitted that he is “not sure” if the Argentine will stay in his homeland. However, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that his time at the Theatre of Dreams is coming to an end.
United were unhappy after he was caught breaking the lockdown rules on two occasions earlier this season and issued the defender with a stern warning. Estudiantes don’t seem to pay too much attention to such behaviour as they are keen for him to stay at the club.
The centre-back, who is currently valued at £7m via Transfermarkt, is reportedly in favour of making his loan deal permanent if the two sides can reach an agreement. However, Los Pincharratas are struggling to cope with the uncertain times that many clubs are also experiencing and will only be able to afford another loan.
Whatever happens, everything points towards Rojo heading out the door, and United are ready to cut their losses as his contract will expire in a year anyway.
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