When covering the South American media, there’s a topic which always shows up before international breaks. Local outlets often wonder if players should be called up if they’re not getting enough minutes for their clubs.
It happens a lot, especially with Argentina and Brazil, since both countries have plenty of players to choose when building their squads.
Marcos Rojo is back to the national team after missing the Copa America due to injury, and it seems he doesn’t want to miss more games for his country, which could alert Everton.
The Manchester United defender has spoken to local journalists today, and when talking of his will to play for Argentina, he claimed he’s ready to do whatever is needed to continue in the squad.
“I talked to Scaloni, he told me that he was happy because in the preseason I had played many games, that I looked good and that’s why he called me, but that I had to play,” said Rojo (via Olé).
“I’m sure that to play in the national team you have to play in your club, you have to always be there, and when you’re here, show why.”
The player has also confirmed that had the chance to join Everton this summer, and says he could be leaving Old Trafford in the January transfer window if he’s not used enough by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“It’s difficult to leave when you are in such a big club. I had the possibility of Everton, but by decisions of the club or the manager it wasn’t possible. Now I have to fight until December and if it doesn’t work out, I will try to leave. The qualifiers and the Copa America are coming and I want to be part of that. I don’t want to be out again, I want to exhaust all the possibilities and compete to be here.”
There’s a reasonable chance Everton are keeping an eye on the situation.