Manchester United seal smart deal: Full Transfer Story

Marcos Rojo
Marcos Rojo

Reports emerged last night that Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Sporting and Argentina defender Marcos Rojo. The deal also saw United winger Nani moving the other way on a season long loan. 


Rojo was spotted in Manchester last evening where he is supposed to go undertake his medical and agree personal terms, being being officially named as a Manchester United player.

BBC reported that United have paid around £16m to sign the Argentine. Portugal newspaper A Bola has covered a big story on it today, where they broke down the details of the transfer fees.

6d1ca386af32ef0412e09f5367b212f4Manchester United have paid Sporting 10 million up front and will have to pay another 5 million in the form of two instalments for a total of 20m. Besides, Sporting will get 20% of transfer fee on any future sale of Rojo, if the deal is above 23 million. The deal between Sporting and United also saw Nani joining his boyhood club on a season long loan, with his wages being paid by United.

Of the €20m total amount paid for Rojo, €13m will go to Sporting, 4m would go to the bank of Spartak Moscow and only 3m to the Doyen group, though the latter is still subject to a court hearing with Sporting having unilaterally terminated their contract with Doyen that forced them to give 75% of a potential transfer money.

So, we can only say, this has been a really smart signing from Manchester United.

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