Everton raced against time to agree a deal with Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo.
United, though, saw a crucial deadline day transfer fall through after the Argentine failed to leave Old Trafford.
Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo had been set to put a signature with Everton late in the window after receiving an important offer. In addition, the Argentina international underwent a medical after the €30 million bid was accepted by the Reds.
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having a total number of 7 center-backs for two positions in the start line-up, the key to maintaining a harmonious atmosphere in the dressing room was to sell some of them. The arrivals of Axel Tuanzebe and Harry Maguire did not go in Rojo’s favour as well.
Since the 29-year-old has fallen deep down the pecking order, he was prepared to leave, not willing to spend one more season being a trivial bench-warming player at the Old Trafford.
However, as it turns out, he is going to have to, as he has no other choice.
It has been reported that Rojo will not be joining Everton after the club failed to meet Manchester United’s asking price, per Sky Sports News. The club might still send the defender to another league, but it is highly unlikely that a non-English club could meet their asking price.
Meanwhile, Everton were left empty-handed since also attempted to lure another in United defender, Chris Smalling. They initially intended on signing Kurt Zouma, but with David Luiz off to Arsenal, the French man was deemed unsellable by new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
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