Manchester United are reportedly ready to pay Argentinian central defender Marcus Rojo to leave the Old Trafford club. It is suggested that the 29-year-old, who earns £130,000 each week is subject to talks in order to release him from his contract two years early. The arrival of Harry Maguire seems to have ended his United career.
Rojo signed a new contract with the club around 18 months ago, which would have kept him at the Theatre of Dreams until the summer of 2021, although there was also the option of a further year to be added. Since that contract was signed, Jose Mourinho was sacked and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arrived and it was clear Rojo does not fit the bill.
On transfer deadline day in England just over a week ago, it was reported that Everton were seeking to sign the Argentinian international but the deal fell though as it became too expensive. Rojo has been linked to Fenerbahce, although it not coming from a credible source in Turkey. United have no other option but to pay the player to leave.
It has been reported by The Mirror that United plans to strike a deal with Rojo in order to release him from his contract, although if he stayed at United for the next two years, he would earn £13.5 million. He could earn a considerable amount of that by agreeing to leave then finding another club to play for, possibly in his native Argentina, who knows.
It was suggested that Rojo was not best pleased when his loan deal with Everton fell through. It has also been suggested that the 29-year-old could also seal a loan deal to a club in France, Spain or Italy as their transfer window closes on the 2 September 2019, meaning there is still a lot of time to get something sorted. However, United might be better to get the player off their books completely.
It has been suggested that Solskjaer will utilise both Victor Lindelof and Harry Magure as the first choice central defensive partnership with Chris Smalling as the rotational player to replace either of the pair. The Norwegian also has the likes of Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones to fit in with Eric Bailly on the sidelines through injury.