Premier League Transfer News: United Sign Marcos Rojo, Nani Out To Lisbon

by Rory Kernaghan | Posted on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 | 0

Manchester United had a very rough start to the 2014-15 Barclay’s English Premier League, getting schooled 2-1 at home by Swansea. There has been talk of what needs to change for United to become champions this year, and it seems that at least one of those steps has been taken. It looks as though The Red Devils are working to solidify their defensive line, and the news has emerged that Argentine left back/centre back Marcos Rojo will be moving to Old Trafford.


Pending medical clearance, Sporting Lisbon and Argentina star Marcos Rojo will be signed to Machester United for a reported £16 million price tag. The Red Devils, having just lost Rio Ferdinand, have seemed strong enough in the pre season. New anager Louis Van Gaal had quite a rough entry in to the EPL though, as his team were beaten at home in a catastrophic 2-1 defeat to Swansea city.

The loss clearly set off some alarms for the 20-time league winners, as they appear to have ramped up their efforts to sign some fresh talent. Part of the agreement with Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon for Marcos Rojo is a loan of United midfielder Luis Nani. The Portugal international signed to The Red Devils in 2007, and has scored 25 goals since joining from Lisbon. His former club will take Nani for one season.


Marcos Rojo is the first signing since Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera joined in June, and the 24-year old could well provide the boost in central defense, or the speed up and down the wing that United are currently in need of. This won’t fix all the problems at the red side of Machester’s club, but it is a start. There is still 12 days left of the summer transfer window, and I’d say that at least one or two more high profile signings for United would be a smart move.

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