Man United agree deal for Rojo as Nani returns to Portugal

first_img Argentina international Marcos Rojo Manchester United have agreed a deal with Sporting Lisbon for the signing of defender Marcos Rojo, with Nani returning to Portugal as part of the deal.Rojo hinted on Tuesday morning that he was on his way to Old Trafford following weeks of speculation, telling Argentine media it is a ‘dream’ to sign for the Red Devils.And both sides took to social media on Tuesday night to confirm the 24-year-old Argentina international’s Premier League switch will go ahead, with out-of-favour forward Nani moving the opposite way.The 27-year-old winger, who left Sporting for Manchester in 2007, is understood to have rejoined his former club on loan for the season, but neither United nor the Portuguese outfit have confirmed the details.Sporting welcomed Nani back to the club via social media, while also stating the English side had given the club €9million to help construct their new indoor arena, the Pavilhao, in exchange for securing Rojo’s services.The news will come as a relief to the Red Devils, with manager Louis van Gaal desperate to strengthen his defensive options following their defeat to Swansea City in the opening game of the Premier League season.Talks between the clubs over the £16million-rated man have been ongoing for a while, with negotiations being complicated by third party ownership issues.Rojo is equally comfortable at centre-back as he is at left-back and played all 120 minutes of July’s World Cup final as Argentina lost to Germany after extra-time in Rio de Janeiro. 1last_img read more