Man Utd misfit Rojo ‘agrees two-year deal’ but transfer could hit obstacle

Marcos Rojo is reportedly set to be rescued from his Manchester United nightmare by Boca Juniors – but there's a catch.

Rojo has reportedly agreed a two-year deal with the Argentine club to head back to his homeland in the January transfer window.

United's forgotten man spent the second half of last season on loan at Estudiantes in his native Argentina, but has not played at all since returning in the summer and is currently out with a calf injury.

The defender does not appear to have a future under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, so Boca's interest will have been welcome.

But they do not want to have to pay for his services – meaning he may have to reach an agreement with the Red Devils to tear up his contract.

Rojo has verbally agreed a two-year deal with the club, according to a report from ESPN.

The report claims they want to sign him for free, meaning he must persuade United to let him leave for nothing if he wants to join Boca in the January window.

Otherwise, they will wait until his Old Trafford deal expires in the summer – but will likely to face competition for the 30-year-old.

Premier League sides Newcastle United and Sheffield United are interested in Rojo, according to a report from Informacion, which also claims La Liga club Elche are ready to swoop for the Argentina international.

Rojo joined United from Sporting Lisbon for £18million in 2014, and has made 122 appearances for the Red Devils.

The centre-half, who can also play as a left-back, has found game time hard to come by under Solskjaer, having featured more under his predecessor Jose Mourinho.

United boss Solskjaer has been tipped to sign a new centre-half this month with many observers pointing out the need for a top-class partner for Harry Maguire.

The recent form of Eric Bailly has given Red Devils fans cause for optimism, although concerns remain over the Ivory Coast international's injury record.

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