AS Monaco and Valencia are reportedly planning to sign Marcos Rojo this summer.
Spanish News Outlet, Deporte Valenciano, report that Valencia CF are interested in signing Manchester United outcast Marcos Rojo.
AS Monaco are also believed to be interested in Rojo, according to The Sun. However, Monaco are hoping that Manchester United can sponsor a part of Rojo’s wages as they are simply too high.
Marcos Rojo joined Manchester United in 2014, shortly after he helped his nation reach the FIFA World Cup Final.
Louis Van Gaal, the man who decided to sign Rojo, was impressed by the Argentine due to his versatility. Rojo joined Manchester United for €20 million, and has since made over 50 appearances for the Red Devils.
He often played in defense for Louis Van Gaal, but also experimented as a wing-back/winger during a few matches.
But with the arrival of Jose Mourinho, it seems that Rojo will be heading out this summer.
The Argentina international failed to establish a first team spot in the Manchester United squad, and was sometimes picked second to youth players.
Jose Mourinho has already signed a defender for Manchester United this summer (Eric Bailly), but reports claim that he is still on the lookout for one more addition. However, if he wants to make a new addition, it means that he needs to sell a player from the squad.
Selling a player would not only make room for a new signing, but also provide more funds in order to complete the new transfer.
Jose Mourinho will find it hard to get rid of Marcos due to his high wage demands, but there are still a few clubs who would be willing to negotiate a deal with the Red Devils.
Mourinho was looking to sign Southampton skipper, Jose Fonte, but he would need money from a transfer as the United board are not willing to dish out any more funds this summer – meaning only the sale of players such as Rojo could generate funds.