Man United defender Rojo 'agrees two-year deal with Boca Junior'

Marcos Rojo ‘agrees two-year deal with Boca Juniors but may have to reach agreement with Manchester United to let him return to his homeland, with Argentine club not prepared to pay a fee’

  • Marcos Rojo has been in talks over a move to Argentine club Boca Juniors
  • But they are unwilling to pay a fee for the 30-year-old in the January window
  • Rojo has just six months remaining on his contract at Manchester United 

Marcos Rojo has reportedly agreed a two-year deal with Boca Juniors to finally end his Manchester United nightmare.

Sportsmail reported earlier this week that the Argentine has been in talks over a return to his homeland having made just 15 appearances at United in the last two-and-a-half years.

But with Boca unwilling to pay a transfer fee, he faces having to come to an agreement with United to tear up his contract and let him leave on a free, according to ESPN.

Marcos Rojo has reportedly agreed a two-year deal with Argentine club Boca Juniors

The 30-year-old centre back spent last season at Estudiantes alongside Javier Mascherano

If United are unwilling to compromise, then Rojo faces sitting on the sidelines for the remaining six months of his deal before finally moving in the summer.

Rojo was an £16m arrival from Sporting Lisbon in Louis van Gaal’s first summer at the club in 2014.

But he has struggled for consistency under his successors Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He has been sidelined since October with a calf injury, and has been limited to 122 appearances for the Red Devils during an injury-ravaged six-and-a-half years at the club. 

Rojo has played 122 matches for Manchester United since joining the club in 2014

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Estudiantes, but was only able to make a solitary appearance. 

Sheffield United and Newcastle are also believed to be interested in the 30-year-old. 

A move to Boca would see Rojo reunited with former international team-mate Carlos Tevez, who infamously crossed the city divide after two years under Sir Alex Ferguson to join Manchester City in 2009. 

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