The details of Manchester United's €20 million transfer swoop for Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo have been revealed.
The Argentinian became Louis van Gaal's first official signing at Old Trafford yesterday, with plenty more expected to follow before the end of the summer transfer window.
Because Sporting Lisbon are listed on the stock exchange they are obliged to reveal details of their transfer dealings, and they have now shed some light on Rojo's move to Manchester United.
The Red Devils have paid €20 million for the full-back, with €10 million due up front and a further two instalments of €5 million each. They've also agreed to a 20% sell on clause on any fee above €23 million euros and Nani has returned to his former club on loan, while Sporting will give €4 million to his former club Spartak Moscow. Sporting have also committed €9 million of the fee to the construction of the Sporting Clube de Portugal Pavilion.
Now Manchester United have got the deal for Rojo over the line they are now expected to target further reinforcements, with Daley Blind and Angel di Maria believed to be on their radar.
Manchester United transfer gossip
Marco Reus turned down a "lot of money" to join Manchester United this summer, according to Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo (Daily Mail)
Thomas Muller has revealed he has also turned down a move to Old Trafford despite the chance to earn 'astronomical' wages with a move (Metro)
Juan Cuadrado is close to completing a move to Manchester United and could even feature against Sunderland this weekend (Daily Express)
Louis van Gaal has been warned not to 'panic buy' by former Manchester United defender Gary Neville (Sky Sports)
Marcos Rojo has revealed that his motivation for completing his 'dream' move to Manchester United was to work under Louis van Gaal (The Guardian)
The Glazer family have ruled out selling Manchester United for at least another five years (The Mirror)
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