According to the Sun, Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has emerged as a shock transfer target for Ligue 1 leaders Paris St. Germain. The Argentine has reportedly stalled on signing an extension at the club, and the reason for it has been the man management of head coach Jose Mourinho.
It is understood that the Portuguese wants the defender to commit his long-term future to the club after being influential for them for the majority of last season. He has a deal that runs out at the end of next season, and it is about time that he makes a decision on his future.
However, the interest from PSG will not help his cause in any way. The French side could attract the Argentine by offering him staggering wages and also the opportunity to play with some of Europe’s best footballers. Also, the challenged posed there would not be as much as that in the Premier League – making it a thoughtful decision should he decide to leave.
The 27-year-old is understood to be a £30 million target for Les Parisiens as they look to continue their inquest of South American players. Their project seems to be well and running, as they’re set to establish themselves as Europe’s mightiest football clubs.
But there does seem to be an issue with Mourinho and Rojo, particularly due to the fact that the former has been publicly critical of his players on numerous occasions. The likes of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones of late have been public to seeing the wrong side of the former Chelsea manager and it could very well be Rojo if he was a regular part of United’s first team.
It’s no secret that Mourinho is looking for a centre back in the summer, but he sees Rojo as an option for the coming five seasons and is trying to do all he can to convince him to stay. However, he understands that it is a losing battle and should an official bid from PSG be tabled, Rojo may be convinced to leave the club.