Newcastle United are said to be on the tail of Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo.

Spanish outlet Informacion have reported interest on the part of the Magpies, but they aren’t the only side keen.

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Sheffield United, Elche and one other unnamed team are also said to be in the running.

Argentina international Rojo is very much in the shadows at United at the moment.

The 31-year-old was included in United’s 25-man Premier League squad, but hasn’t featured for the first-team at all so far.

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Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly and Axel Tuanzebe are all ahead of him in the pecking order, and the star will do well to remain a Manchester United player beyond the summer, which is when his current deal expires.

 

In total, he’s made 122 appearances for the Red Devils after joining the club in 2014 for £16 million from Sporting CP (BBC Sport).

A risk worth taking?

Rojo is known for having a rash nature sometimes, but could potentially do a job for Newcastle.

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The fact he can play both centre-back and left-back is useful, and one gets the feeling he could suit being on the left of a back three nicely.

His contract is expiring and there is potential for Rojo to go very cheap this month as United may be opposed to letting him go for nothing at all.

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