Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo could be close to sealing his move back to Estudiantes this January, according to the Daily Mirror.
The defender has failed to be a regular starter for the Red Devils under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has been deemed as surplus to requirements.
United were keen on offloading the defender last year but a late bid from Everton was not sufficient enough for United to part ways with the Argentine.
During talks with Sporting over Bruno Fernandes’ transfer, Man United included Rojo as a makeweight in deal to bring the prolific midfielder to Old Trafford but the Portuguese club wasted no time to turn the idea idea.
According to the same report, Rojo returned to the Theatre of Dreams after discussing his future with his family during Christmas and informed United that he was keen to return to his boyhood club.
It was reported that the 29-year-old versatile defender was able to have talks with ex-United midfielder and current Estudiantes chairman Juan Sebastian Veron concerning his interest in returning back to Argentina to revive his career.
Rojo believes playing regularly would not only help him get back to his best but also winning back his position in the Argentina squad ahead of this summer’s Copa America,
This season so far, the former Sporting Lisbon defender has made only nine appearances in all competitions, most notably, his start against Liverpool after Axel Tuanzebe suffered an injury during warm up.
However, on Tuesday, Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stated that the left-foot defender will stay at Old Trafford until the end of the season.
Asked about his future, the Norwegian said: “Marcos has been injured and has been working to get back and get fit again.
“At the moment it doesn’t look like [he will leave], no.”