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Manchester United struggling to offload Marcos Rojo for £25m

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Manchester United are holding out for £25m for Marcos Rojo, but no club has been able to meet their demands.

Marcos Rojo was signed for £16m from Sporting Lisbon in 2014. The defender arrived in the same summer as manager, Louis van Gaal, with both having had a good World Cup run with both Argentina and Netherlands finishing as runner-up and third-placed team respectively.

A lot was expected from the 29-year-old upon his arrival, but he flitted in and out of the team under the management of the Dutch boss due to fitness and consistency issues.

Eric Bailly Marcos Rojo Manchester United players
Eric Bailly Marcos Rojo Manchester United players

He, however, had become a regular starter in Jose Mourinho’s side in 2016/2017, helping United win the League Cup in February 2017, before sustaining a serious cruciate ligament rupture in an Europa quarter-final match against Anderlecht in April.

The versatile South American star, who can play at centre-back and left-back, has since struggled with succession of injury set-backs and played just 18 games for the Reds over the last two seasons, with just six in last term.

He still has another two years remaining on his contract after he signed an extension in March, but Rojo is deemed as surplus to requirements at the Old Trafford and he is believed to be willing to move on, with United plotting a move for Leicester’s Harry Maguire.

Marcos Rojo Manchester United player transfer news
Marcos Rojo Manchester United player transfer news

However, the Daily Record has claimed that potential suitors have been put off by United’s £25m demands. Though, clubs in the Chinese Super League have shown interest in the Argentine, and are willing to meet United’s demands, his insistence to stay in Europe has proved a stumbling block.

There are interests from Germany and Spain too, but while his £8m-a-year pay will prove to be an issue to be dealt with, United’s refusal to lower their demands means that the Red Devils are struggling to find a buyer for him.

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