Marcos Rojo is set to leave Manchester United before Thursday’s 5pm deadline after the club’s deal for Harry Maguire, according to Starsport.
Everton are one of the clubs linked with a move for the Argentina international, as they look to replace Kurt Zouma, who returned to Chelsea after last season.
The Old Trafford giants want a fee in the region of £25m for the Argentine defender, who has three years left on his current contract.
Maguire completed a move to Manchester United from Leicester City for a world record fee believed to be £80m.
After the signing of Maguire, a move away from Manchester United would be the best thing possible for both the club and Rojo. The north-west club extended the contracts of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones last season, and also have Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly as centre-back options. Indeed, it shows that Rojo would be far down the pecking order.
He endured a horrible spell last season as he made just eight appearances in all competitions. The lack of appearances came down to the 29-year-old’s injuries, which saw him miss 149 days and 19 games.
After the acquisition of Maguire, the club possesses the options to be able to deal with the sale of the Argentine.
Rojo himself has come under fire during his Manchester United career from his own teammates for his tough tackling. Left-back Luke Shaw was very vocal of Rojo’s tackling, saying players would often stay away from the defender due to his habits.
A mixture of injuries, defensive options and bad habits means Rojo leaving the club would be the best thing possible for all parties involved. The Argentine will find his game time limited, and even when he does play, his crunching tackles means he could be a liability.
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