Manchester United are working on securing January exits for out-of-favour duo Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero ahead of next month’s transfer window.
Rojo and Romero have been deemed surplus to requirements during the current campaign and have failed to make a senior appearance so far this season, the club now in negotiations over deals that will see both players leave next month.
Romero had expressed a desire to leave the Red Devils during the summer transfer window following his snub towards the end of last season and the return of loanee Dean Henderson, the Argentina international having been omitted from the side for the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup, FA Cup and Europa League despite having been United’s goalkeeper in cup competition.
The 33-year-old had been linked with moves to Everton and MLS side Inter Miami but was left frustrated as a move failed to materialise. The Athletic are reporting though that the goalkeeper is now in talks with an unnamed Spanish club over a loan deal for the remainder of the season that will take him until the expiry of his Manchester United contract next summer.
Fellow Argentine Rojo is also likely to leave in the winter window having not made an appearance for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in over a year, spending a loan spell with Estudiantes last season but making just one appearance due to injury and the coronavirus pandemic.
The 30-year-old is believed to be keen on remaining in the Premier League and has been linked with Sheffield United and Newcastle, the latter keen to secure a defender who can operate both centrally and at left-back.
Rojo has just months remaining on his current contract and it is expected he will be allowed to leave on a free transfer following the conclusion of any loan deal agreed next month.