Argentine outlet TyC Sports today brings a story saying Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo is ‘very close’ to joining Boca Juniors.

The headline makes it sound like there are advanced talks for this move, but the truth is that they’re only talking about the wish from the Buenos Aires’ side to land the player.

Boca Juniors are playing in the Copa Libertadores semifinals against Santos this month, but they’re already thinking of the tournament’s next edition, which starts in April.

So to have Rojo available for that, they’d need to sign him now. And that means the player would have to rescind his contract with Manchester United and leave as a free agent.

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In case that plan isn’t possible, Boca Juniors would wait for six more months and sign him in June, when his deal with the Red Devils expires.

TyC says the Bombonera side will be one of the clubs in the race, so there’s no guarantee the defender will choose them.

Marcos Rojo had a loan spell at Argentine side Estudiantes in the first half of 2020. Since returning to Manchester United in the summer, he didn’t make a single appearance under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.