Earlier on Monday, we covered a story from Spain claiming that Valencia were working hard on trying to bring in Marcos Rojo from Manchester United.
The La Liga club are looking for a replacement for Shkodran Mustafi, expected to officially be an Arsenal player before the end of the transfer window, and the Argentinean is apparently one of their options to do that.
However, Sport Witness reached out to Marcos Rojo’s agent to get some clarification on what was going, and it appears the Argentina international isn’t going anywhere this summer.
Carlos Gonçalves said: “Manchester United rejected several offers from England and from abroad to sell the player. Manchester United want him to stay.”
The versatile defender, capable of playing either in the centre or on the left, has only played 21 minutes of competitive football under José Mourinho so far this season, all in the Community Shield, and there have been doubts whether or not the player fitted in the Portuguese manager’s plans.
It appears that, in similar fashion to, let’s say, Memphis Depay, we can expect Rojo to be a part of Mourinho’s cup and Europa League squads, rather than him playing a big part in the Premier League.
A lot can happen in the coming 48 hours, as the right offer might come along for Manchester United, but as things stand, he’s not going anywhere.