Sporting Lisbon have been unimpressed with Manchester United’s attempts to lure Marcos Rojo to Old Trafford…
Manchester United could face a trip to court over their attempts to sign Sporting Lisbon full-back Marcos Rojo, with the Portuguese giants and Doyen Sports, arguing over who gets what from the potential transfer.
The Daily Mail believe that Doyen own 75 per cent of Rojo’s rights and Sporting are contractually bound to pay the fund 75 per cent of any rejected bid. Sporting also say 20 per cent of any fee received over £4million for Rojo is also due to go to his previous club Spartak Moscow.
United have so far tabled an offer worth a reported £16million, which falls short of his £30million release clause, meaning Sporting will have to pay £12million if they continue to reject United’s offer – and their 75 per cent.
Doyen confirmed that they will vigorously pursue that figure, whilst also threatening the Portuguese outfit with legal action if no payment is made. Sporting have now cancelled their contract with Doyen citing ‘just cause’.
We reported yesterday that United were set to sign Argentine defender in a deal worth £15.9m – according to reports the Metro.
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 his club 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.