Marcos Rojo submits transfer request; wants United move

Rojo had a impressive World Cup with Argentina (©GettyImages)

24-year-old Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo has handed in a transfer request and has told his club of a desire to join Premier League giants Manchester United, according to the Daily Express.

Rojo's talents

Rojo was a part of Argentina's World Cup squad and helped the side reach the final with his headed goal against Nigeria in a 3-2 win. Despite reaching the final the South American side lost to Germany 1-0 from a Mario Gotze goal.

Rojo impressed in the side, where he played left-back instead of a centre back where he regularly plays for Sporting in the Liga Portuguesa. Rojo started 25 times for Sporting last season and scored four goals for the Portuguese side.

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Other suitors

Premier League side Southampton have been heavily linked with the 24-year-old over the summer as the Saints continue their quest for a new left back and centre back ever since the departure of Luke Shaw to Manchester United for £27 million in late June.

Manchester United have only made two signings so far this summer. Shaw and Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera, from Athletic Bilbao, are new United boss Louis van Gaal's only summer recruits so far.

Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford but the Turin side do not want to lose their star man. Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria has also been a target for the Red Devils but French football giants PSG seemed to have pulled ahead in the race for his signature. 

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