Media reports have been mixed on Manchester United’s transfer activities over the weekend going into the start of this week, but on Monday it seemed that the club were getting close to signing Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for a fee in the region of £16million plus United’s Luis Nani going the other way on a loan move.
Manchester United lost 2-1 at to Swansea City at Old Trafford on Saturday, a really poor start to the Premier League from a squad that had won all their pre-season matches over in the USA. The defensive line at United is one that does need to be addressed, sooner rather than later.
The Guardian are reporting that Marcos Rojo will be United’s third signing of the summer, after early positive signings of Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw.
Marcos Rojo To United
Marcos Rojo has had a upset week over at Sporting Lisbon, having refused to play in a friendly and also not turning up for training. Actions that on Sunday he apologised for, making a return to training on Monday.
United are hopeful that the deal for Marcos Rojo can be completed sometime this week, if all parties, can agree on a final fee and weekly wage. The trouble with Rojo, is that 75% of himself is owed by a third party. Manchester United are set to make an official bid for £16million and Luis Nani on loan.
On Monday evening, Argentinian journalist Cesar Luis Merlo tweeted that Marcos Rojo will travel to Manchester within the next 24-hours to complete a deal that will see him sign a four-year-contract.
Marcos Rojo jugará en Manchester United: 20M de euros mas el prestamo de Nanni.Viaja mañana para firmar 4 años con opcion a uno mas.
— César Luis Merlo (@CLMerlo) August 18, 2014
Last RT; Marcos Rojo will play for Manchester United. €20m + Nani on loan. Travels to tomorrow to sign a 4-year deal with option for another
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) August 18, 2014
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