Estudiantes have confirmed that Marcos Rojo has returned to the club on loan from Manchester United until the end of the season.
The Argentina international was close to a move to Everton in the summer before talks broke down, with the defender having to perform a back-up role at Old Trafford since.
Rojo has continued his search for a move away and he is set for a return to his home country, with Estudiantes confirming the news via their Twitter account.
The club wrote: “You always return to the places where you were happy. Because of the sense of belonging, it’s stronger.
“Your dream and that of the Pincha family come true. We meet again.
“Welcome and thanks for coming back, Marcos. We welcome you with our hearts.”
🔴🔙 Uno vuelve siempre a los sitios donde fue feliz. Porque el sentido de pertenencia 🇦🇹 es más fuerte. Tu sueño y el de la Familia Pincha se hacen realidad 😍 Nos reencontramos en UNO 🏟
👋 ¡Bienvenido y gracias por volver, Marcos! ¡Te recibimos con el corazón! ❤ pic.twitter.com/rAzQrSlnzX
— Estudiantes de La Plata (@EdelpOficial) January 30, 2020
The move follows earlier claims from United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Rojo was unlikely to leave before Friday’s transfer deadline.
The Norwegian said in Tuesday’s press conference: “I wouldn’t think so. Marcos has been injured and has been working to get back and get fit again.
“At the moment it doesn’t look like it, no.”
Rojo moved to Spartak Moscow from Estudiantes in 2011 and stayed in Russia for 18 months, before moving to Old Trafford in 2014 after a spell with Sporting Lisbon.
In other United news, the Red Devils are reportedly on alert after learning about the availability of Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.
Rakitic has been heavily linked with a move away from Catalonia in recent months and Spanish publication Sport claims that Barca want £20m for the Croatia international’s signature.
Rakitic has openly admitted his frustration at his lack of playing time in the past.