Manchester United has confirmed that Sporting and Argentina left back Marcos Rojo has signed for the club, for a fee believed to be in the region of £16million. Luis Nani has been sent the other way on a season long loan.
Rojo will be unveiled as United footballer after he passes a medical and agrees personal terms.
Rojo, 24, featured and impressed in Argentina’s World Cup run. United has long been linked with the player, who may play as a left wing back or as part of a back three.
Nani, 27, has fallen out of favor at Old Trafford, becoming a scapegoat for the recent poor performances of last season. After showing promise in the early part of his seven year spell at United, he was never able to fully hit his potential. After being linked with a host of clubs, most notably Juventus, the player has ultimately landed in Lisbon for a year to attempt to revitalise his career.
United, who suffered a 2-1 defeat to Swansea at the weekend, has been largely criticised for their lack of transfer activity this summer. Before this signing, only Exeter City had made fewer signings this summer out of all 92 English football league clubs.
The signing of Rojo will be a bonus for United, but many at the club will be hoping for more than just the Argentine if they are to compete at the top again this season.
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