Marcos Rojo is reportedly close to agreeing his exit from Manchester United – and one Argentine club look to be the favourites to sign him instead of their rivals.
Rojo has not played for United since November 2019. He spent the latter part of last season on loan back in his homeland with Estudiantes.
However, after returning to Old Trafford for the current season, he has been unable to force his way into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans.
Out of contract at the end of the season, a departure from the club is likely in the final few days of the transfer window. Sheffield United and Newcastle have been linked, but a return to Argentina is more likely.
Estudiantes were linked with taking the defender back, but it was recently claimed that River Plate had joined the race.
Those claims have been cast aside by TNT Sports. Their journalist Hernan Castillo points out that Rojo does not fit River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo’s ideas of professionalism.
Castillo tweeted: “Rojo is everything that Marcelo Gallardo denies in terms of professionalism. Period. Okay? Thank you.”
Therefore, Rojo looks set to move elsewhere – with River Plate’s biggest rivals now accelerating their interest.
Boca Juniors near Rojo transfer
According to TyC Sports, Rojo is ready to sign a contract with Boca Juniors. He will sign up for two seasons with the option of a third.
United will not receive a transfer fee for the 30-year-old. Instead, Rojo will terminate his contract at Old Trafford early.
That will allow him to move to Argentina as a free agent. This was the final obstacle for his transfer to Boca Juniors, with whom he has had an agreement in principle for weeks.
Now, they just need him to put pen to paper on his contract. Then, the move will become official.