Marcos Rojo ‘likely’ to leave Man Utd in summer transfer window after Estudiantes loan, confirms defender’s agent


Marcos Rojo’s agent tips the defender to leave Manchester United this summer – amid talk Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to clear the decks to buy Jadon Sancho.

United twice warned Rojo, who is on loan at his first club Estudiantes, of his responsibilities after he was twice pictured breaking lockdown rules in Argentina.

Now Old Trafford chiefs are reportedly keen to offload Rojo and Chris Smalling, both 30, plus 31-year-old striker Alexis Sanchez to fund a £108million Sancho deal with Borussia Dortmund.

Stretty News quote Rojo’s representative Jonathan Barnett as saying: “I couldn’t comment on what Solskjaer thinks but I think it’s obvious.

“I think with Rojo, probably (a move) is more than likely somewhere else.”

It is understood the ex-Sporting Lisbon ace would welcome staying at Estudiantes permanently.

He has fallen well behind Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe in Old Trafford boss Solskjaer’s list of preferred central defenders. 

And this season he played just nine games for United before being loaned to his boyhood club in January.

Meanwhile, Dortmund have admitted they are looking for possible replacements after United seemingly upped their interest in England attacker Sancho, 20, 

The Bundesliga club’s chief executive, Hans-Joachim Watzke, told Kicker: “If Jadon left, we would do something again in the offensive area.

“When you don’t have a billionaire or a state backing you up, then you need to be careful how you invest your money.

“We don’t have an end date for corona and without that we simply have no planning security.

“Should we sell Sancho, then every player will cost £5m-£10m more.”


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