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Manchester United keen to offload South American star for £12million



Manchester United keen on a bidding war for Marcos Rojo

According to the Mirror, Manchester United are keen to offload out-of-favour defender Marcos Rojo in the upcoming transfer window.

Currently on loan at Estudiantes, Rojo is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. The Red Devils hope that Argentine giants Boca Juniors and Estudiantes will become embroiled in a £12million bidding war for the player.

Rojo still has one year left on his contract with an option for a 12-month extension. By getting rid of him, United will also free up their wage bill.

Manchester United are hoping for a bidding war for Marcos Rojo
Marcos Rojo is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford

The defender has been at United for five-and-a-half years, having signed from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2014 for £16million. Capable of playing in central defence and left-back, Rojo has made 122 appearances for the Red Devils.

Having added Harry Maguire and with the emergence of Brandon Williams, Rojo has found opportunities hard to come by this season. This prompted United to loan him out to Estudiantes in January.

He has only played once since going back to South America after suffering a knee injury. But now that he is fit again, Argentine giants Boca are interested.

Marcos Rojo of Manchester United
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Estudiantes too are keen to keep the player. Rojo originally made his professional debut for the club after joining them as a 10-year-old. The competition will benefit United, who are keen to earn as much as they can for the 30-year-old.

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With the club’s debts mounting due to the coronavirus crisis, every penny matters. Selling Rojo for a decent fee will help supplement funds available for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to spend in the summer.

United have done well to rise up the table in recent months. We are, however, miles behind the top teams and will need to invest in the coming windows.