Man United set to snap up World Cup finalist

Manchester United are confident of securing a £15.9m deal for Marcos Rojo, according to reports from The Metro.

The Red Devils yesterday submitted their offer for the Sporting Lisbon man, and have since been buoyed by claims that he’s requested that the deal go ahead.

The Portuguese side are reluctant to let their defender leave and are keen not to be bullied into taking less than they value him at, but his third party owners are now embroiled in the situation.

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Doyen Sports are understood to hold the majority of Rojo’s rights and are satisfied with the amount on offer from United.

If Sporting refuse the investment group’s wishes it is reported that they will have to pay them 75% of the bid received, which is unlikely to be an option given their financial situation.

As a result it is being mooted that the Premier League giants will get their man, which will boost Louis van Gaal’s defensive options.

Although primarily a left-sided defender, Rojo can also play at centre-back, which is of much use to LVG who only has Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans as senior stars to rely on in his back three set-up.


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