Marcos Rojo has confirmed he had the possibility of joining Everton this summer.
The Argentine defender is yet to feature in any of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squads this season, and is largely expected to leave Old Trafford before next season.
As cited by Sport Witness, A Spor journalist Ali Baransel, had reported Rojo was also close to joining Fenerbahce before the European transfer window shut on September 2, but for now the 29-year-old stays in Manchester,
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Speaking about his future, Rojo said (via Olé, as cited by Sport Witness), “It’s difficult to leave when you are in such a big club. I had the possibility of Everton, but by decisions of the club or the manager it wasn’t possible.
Now I have to fight until December and if it doesn’t work out, I will try to leave. The qualifiers and the Copa America are coming and I want to be part of that. I don’t want to be out again, I want to exhaust all the possibilities and compete to be here.”
According to the Daily Mail, the Reds changed the parameters of a loan move to a permanent switch to Everton on deadline day, which made the Merseyside club pull out of the deal.
It would have been a good move for Rojo, and the report claims that he was fuming a deal was not completed.
The defender has made his ambitions clear of playing international football again, and at United he will not get the regular game time that will allow him to break into the Argentine squad so a move looks inevitable.
But he may still be needed by Solskjaer in the upcoming cup competitions with Solskjaer short on full-back options after injuries to Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot.