Liverpool could be set to miss out on defensive transfer target Marcos Rojo, if latest reports from talkSport are to be believed. The Reds now find themselves in a four-way fight for the Argentina international, with Paris Saint Germain joining the race for his signature.
Brendan Rodgers is on the look-out for a top class defender as he attempts to sure up his side’s leaky defence. The Reds conceded 50 league goals this term, a statistic that ultimately cost them the title, and the Northern Irishman has highlighted Sporting Lisbon’s Rojo as the man to improve this total.
Unfortunately, the Argentinian is also coveted by a trio of European sides. Barcelona and Monaco are keen to tempt him away, as are Ligue 1 champions PSG, who could move for the 24-year-old if they decide to cash in on Marquinhos this summer.
Capable of playing at left-back and also in a centre-back berth, Rojo is a player who would fit seamlessly into Rodgers’ Liverpool philosophy. Throughout an unshakable season, he has helped Sporting to the second-best defensive record in the Portuguese top flight, with the Lisbon outfit conceding just 20 goals in 30 games.
His impact has not gone unnoticed and he is currently preparing to represent his country in Brazil during the summer. Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella has included the Reds’ target in his provisional 26-man squad for next month's World Cup finals.
Rojo joined Lisbon for £3.5million from Russian side Spartak Moscow in 2012, but with so many clubs involved in the hunt for his services, it's almost certain that he would be moved on for substantially more. According to the Daily Express, he has a £25million release clause in his contract.