Barcelona to Rival Liverpool For Highly-Rated Argentine Full-Back

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La Liga champions Barcelona are said to be weighing up a move for Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo and will rival Liverpool’s interest in the player this summer, according to Inside Futbol.

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The Argentine, who primarily operates on the left side of defence but can also move into a more central position is said to have attracted interest from Catalonia because of his versatility.

The Blaugrana are planning to give their squad a facelift in the summer, even if they should succeed in defeating Atletico Madrid this weekend to retain La Liga.

But according to reports in Spain, Rojo has emerged as one of the names at the top of the club’s summer shopping list as they will be looking for someone suitable to fill the void left by influential skipper Carles Puyol, who is leaving the club over the coming weeks.

The 24-year-old has been a regular fixture for Sporting Lisbon this season, making 24 appearances and scoring four goals in the process.

Liverpool are also known to be interested in landing his signature this summer, though they now may face some significant competition from the Blaugrana.

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