It’s now been a month since Marcos Rojo left Manchester United to sign for Boca Juniors. The announcement was made after the end of the January transfer window, with the Argentine club signing the player for free.
The 30-year-old is still to make his debut for the Buenos Aires side, as he got injured in one of his first training sessions. However, his name is commented today as journalist Cesar Luis Merlo brings some details of his transfer from the Red Devils.
The reporter starts by saying what we’ve all read a few times, as it was Rojo’s dream to play for Boca Juniors, just like he wanted to stay closer to his family and get a new chance at the national team.
Now the most interesting information is about the offers that the defender had to leave Manchester United, as he turned down a few of them.
Cesar Luis Merlo says Marcos Rojo had an agreement with Manchester United meaning that he could leave the club for free in February in case he wasn’t sold in January.
Getafe, Rennes and Cruz Azul all made offers for him during the transfer window, but the Spanish side wanted him on a free move, and would only pay for his wages.
The other two, however, were ready to pay a fee for the transfer, especially the Mexican side, who made a higher bid.
But Rojo rejected them all. According to the report, he kept waiting until he could finally sign for Boca Juniors, who ‘didn’t spend a dollar’ on his transfer.
This means Manchester United missed the chance of maybe making a few millions from his sale, all because the Argentine had his eye on a move back to his home country.