Marcos Rojo returns to Argentina and joins Boca Juniors..

2021-02-03 19:37

Marcos Rojo returns to Argentina and joins Boca Juniors..

Marcos Rojo (pictured) unveiled as Boca Junior's new player.

BUENOS AIRES - The winter transfer window might have closed for European clubs, however it does not apply to clubs in South America.

Argentine Superleague side Boca Juniors has announced that former Manchester United's Argentine international defender Marcos Rojo has joined the club permanently on an undisclosed fee yesterday through its official website.

Although the reigning Argentina league champions have not revealed Rojo's contract length details, it is understood that he he has agreed to join the club on a long term contract.

Rojo, now 30-years-old, spent  the second half of last season on loan with his first club, Estudiantes, before returning to Manchester United, although he played his final game for the Red Devils in November 2019.

Rojo arrived at Old Trafford from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon in 2014, winning the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League during his time at the club.

In total, Marcos made 122 appearances for Manchester United, scoring two goals. 

After his departure was confirmed, Manchester United tweeted, “We’d like to thank Marcos Rojo for his time at United and wish him the best of luck for the future.” 

Meanwhile speaking on his official player presentation press conference at Boca Juniors, Rojo said,"I am very happy to be here, my family is very important, the President is here whom I thank. 

"There were calls from other clubs. But I had already been talking to Román, it was hard work, but I was able to sign yesterday and I am happy to be in Boca."