Marcos Rojo set to reunite with former Manchester United star as transfer talks begin
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Marcos Rojo’s Manchester United career could be set to come to an end this month, with reports he is in talks with Boca Juniors over a return to Argentina. A switch to the club could see him reunited with another former United star in Carlos Tevez, with the players regularly appearing alongside each other for the national team in the past.
The 30-year-old signed for United from Sporting Lisbon in 2014 for a fee of around £16m but has often struggled with injuries.
Rojo has not played for United since October 2019 and spent the second half of last season on loan at his old club Estudiantes, where he was only able to make one appearance due to injury problems.
The Argentina international had trained in a separate bubble during the summer transfer window in the hope of finding a move but nothing materialised.
The former Spartak Moscow defender is set to be out of contract in the summer and whilst the club are said to have the option of a further year, it seems unlikely considering he has only managed 27 appearances for the United first team in the last four seasons.
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Rojo did play in October’s Premier League 2 victory over Everton, featuring for 45 minutes.
But in December Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirmed he had suffered another injury setback and would not be available until this month.
Solskjaer said: “Marcos has just felt a niggle in his calf again. He’s worked really hard to come back, he played a game with the Reserves and got a knock there. Worked really hard again, then felt something. He’s hopefully back in January.”
The Athletic reported in December that United were looking for a loan move for Rojo.
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Newcastle United were said to be keen because of his ability to play at left-back as well as in the centre, whilst it was claimed Sheffield United had also shown an interest, along with two Spanish clubs.
With a contract of around £100,000 per week and with his injury track record, United might struggle to get Rojo off the books via a permanent move in January, unless they subsidised his wages.
Boca Juniors would provide Rojo with a chance to return home to Argentina and also link up with Tevez before his pending retirement.
Tevez scored 34 goals in 99 games during his two years at Manchester United, winning the Premier League both seasons and the Champions League in his first year at the club.
But he infuriated the red side of Manchester when he moved to fierce rivals Man City and has since had spells at Juventus, Shanghai Shenhua and is now in his third stint with Boca Juniors.
In November Tevez stated he will retire at the end of this season and there were even reports he was considering a move into politics.
Tevez is hoping for a dream finish to his playing career by guiding his boyhood club to the Copa Libertadores – the South American equivalent of the Champions League.
Boca take on Santos tomorrow night in the first leg of their semi-final, with the winner due to face either RIver Plate or Palmeiras, who have the first leg of their semi tonight.
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