According to The Mirror, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been told that he must sell a central defender in order to clear the way for the club to sign Harry Maguire from Leicester City this summer.
The Mirror is reporting that Marcos Rojo will be the fall-guy ahead of Maguire’s £65m arrival, and there should be no shortage of Premier League interest in the Argentinean international.
United’s interest in Maguire comes after the Englishman topped off an impressive season with Leicester, where he played every minute of the Foxes’ Premier League campaign, with an outstanding World Cup as the Three Lions reached the semi-finals.
Rojo however also starred for his country this summer and even volleyed in a dramatic late winner during Argentina’s final group game against Nigeria that took the South American side through to the knockout stages of the competition. Even with his mistake in bringing down Kylian Mbappe in the resulting tie against France, Rojo could consider his summer as somewhat of a success considering the failures of the Argentina side.
Newly promoted Wolves should look to Rojo as the perfect player to add Premier League experience to their new-look squad this summer if Maguire does join United.
With Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo preferring a three at the back formation, Rojo would be far more suited to this than he is in a back four at United where his defensive frailties have been exposed at times.
The West Midlands club have already confirmed the signing of former loanee and centre-back Willy Boly this summer but, even with a total of seven signings made so far, they still lack experience of playing in England’s top flight.
Valued at £16.2m by Transfermarkt, the 28-year-old played just nine times in the Premier League last season and looks to be behind Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones at Old Trafford.
He could however be the perfect signing for Santo and Wolves in their return to the Premier League.