Argentine club on the verge of signing €20m-rated Man United centre-back

Man United centre-back Marcos Rojo is close to ending his six-and-a-half-year remain at Old Trafford after agreeing on personal terms with Boca Juniors. The 30-year-old centre-back is yet to feature for Man United this term and he’s been told he will not be offered an extension to his current contract, which expires at the end of the campaign.

Marcos spent the second half of last campaign on loan at Estudiantes and the Red Devils had hoped to get offers for the centre-back last summer. However, Rojo has stayed at Theatre of Dreams and Red Devils chiefs are simply keen to get his £100,000-a-week wages off the payroll by offloading him this month.

Boca Juniors have offered Argentina international a route out of Man United and the centre-back has already agreed on personal terms with the South American giants. Red Devils have the option of extending the Argentine defender’s deal by 12 months, which would enable the club to get a fee for the Argentine on the market.

However, it’s unlikely the club will activate that option as Boca Juniors are not willing to put up a huge fee for the former Sporting Lisbon defender. Marcos is unlikely to be the last outgoing this month, as compatriot Sergio Romero has been told he’s surplus to requirements at Man United.

The Argentine centre-back is the third choice behind David De Gea and Dean Henderson at Theatre of Dreams and he was angered that he was denied a move to Everton last summer. Jesse Lingard is also keen on leaving but the Red Devils want a huge fee for the footballer.