Tuesday, 12th August, 2014

Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo has handed in a transfer request in a bid to force through a move to Manchester United.

Rojo was absent from Sporting Lisbon training earlier today as he attempts to put pressure on the Portuguese giants to accept a €20m offer from the English side for his services.

Now, according to the BBC, the 24-year-old has cranked up the pressure even further by handing an official transfer request in.

Rojo has also informed Sporting Lisbon that he will not train with them until the matter is resolved.


The defender, who can operate as a left-back or centre-back, is desperate to join Manchester United and is ready to do all he can to push the switch through.


Rojo has been linked with a number of clubs over the last year on account of his impressive performances in a Sporting Lisbon shirt.

The defender also helped Argentina reach the final of the World Cup this summer, putting in a number of hard-working shifts in Brazil.

Rojo joined Sporting Lisbon from Spartak Moscow in 2012.

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