Argentine defender Marcos Rojo set to complete Old Trafford switch.
Man United are reportedly set to sign Argentine defender Marcos Rojo in a deal worth £15.9m according to the Metro.
By all accounts Sporting Lisbon will have to accept the offer made by the Old Trafford side or face having to make a hefty pay-out to Doyen Sports, the investment company that owns the majority of the player’s contract.
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Failure to accept the bid would mean the Primeira Liga side would have to alternatively pay Doyen Sports three quarters of the offer made by Man United within the space of a fortnight.
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The 24 year old can offer Louis van Gaal a strong option at centre-back whilst also being very effective in the left-back channel, where he could therefore provide support and competition to new signing Luke Shaw.
Rojo helped Sporting Lisbon to a runners-up finish last term, which has led to a return to Champions League action, and then played a prominent role in Argentina’s run to the World Cup final.
This source claims that Man United are ‘all but certain’ to land Rojo, his arrival helping to fill the void left by the departures of veterans Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra.