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Manchester United should sell this £16.2m-rated defender if Harry Maguire signs

Manchester United should sell this £16.2m-rated defender if Harry Maguire signs

As Manchester United continue to be linked with a big money move for England defender Harry Maguire, some fans will be wondering just who is going to end up making way for the big Leicester City man.

Old Trafford is arguably already full to the brim with talented central defenders, but the opportunity to sign Maguire is something it appears the club are not going to pass up on, as they look to cement their central defensive pairing for the immediate future and beyond.

Jose Mourinho will want his man though, and it will not bother the former Chelsea boss if he does need to wield the axe and get rid of some of his current squad, and we here at the Transfer Tavern think that Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo could be at serious risk of being moved on.

The £16.2m-rated defender was a key member of the squad last season at Old Trafford, but he has never quite lived up to what many thought he would bring to the team during his time with United, and a move away from the club would not be the biggest shock in football.

Rojo has the ability to play both central defence and left back, which might well be his saving grace, but with Victor Lindelof, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, and Chris Smalling all still at Old Trafford, something will have to give, and Rojo might well be the one to bite the bullet.

Crucially, there would be plenty of interest in Rojo due to his reputation on the continent and in South America, making the defender a saleable asset to United and someone they can recoup some of the potential Maguire outlay on.

United fans, what do you think? Is Rojo the one who should leave? Let us know in the comments!

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