Agent of Man United monitored defender annoyed at transfer talk

Sporting Lisbon

Marcos Rojo’s agent isn’t quite pleased with speculation surrounding his client’s future.

The Argentine international has impressed for Primeira Liga outfit Sporting Lisbon, a constant for the second place Portuguese giants in the pursuit of Champions League football.

A 2012 purchase from Spartak Moscow, the 23-year-old’s versatility is a main object of intrigue for suitors around Europe as an attack-minded left-back capable of playing in central defence.

Rojo started 13 times for Argentina in his country’s World Cup qualifying campaign and thus looks set to feature heavily for Alejandro Sabella’s Albiceleste side in Brazil.

Last month a trio of Serie A heavyweights in Napoli, AS Roma and Inter were linked with moves to secure Rojo’s services ahead of next season.

And around the same time, the Daily Mail also reported that Manchester United had also been keenly monitoring the 23-year-old’s progress in light of an aging back-line set to be reconstructed.

Yet Rojo’s representative has now responded to ever-intensifying talk that the defender could soon be departing the Estadio Jose Alvalade, confirming general interest but putting off any developments until after the World Cup.

“I don’t feel the need to fuel rumours surrounding my client,” Carlos Goncalves told ultimecalcionapoli.it. “And in turn will not reveal names of the clubs with whom we are in contact.

“I can say one thing: Rojo is having a great season and is being followed by various clubs.

“Any Italian clubs? No comment…

“During the summer there will be the World Cup - at the moment he is thinking only to do well with Sporting, after you will see.”

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