Respected local journalist, Alan Biggs, has said that there is no truth in rumours linking Sheffield United with a move for Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo.
The Blades emerged as surprise contenders for the defender’s signature this weekend, with The Sun claiming Chris Wilder had looked at Rojo as a potential Jack O’Connell replacement.
However, Biggs, who mentioned Rojo in one of his own pieces last week, has taken to Twitter to shut down any talk of a move for the Argentinian defender.
Can categorically say that suggestions today of Chris Wilder being keen on loaning Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo are completely untrue – as I said in my column last midweek. Whether #SUFC would finance such a hugely costly loan or not, CW not interested.
— Alan Biggs (@AlanBiggs1) October 25, 2020
Biggs goes on to say the Wilder has other targets in mind and that he expects the powers that be at Bramall Lane to back the Blades boss in his pursuit of a new defender.
Wilder went with Enda Stevens once again at LCB for Saturday’s trip to Liverpool, with Ben Osborn filling in at left wing-back for United.
As expected, nothing in this
As we mentioned yesterday when reporting on the news, this was always going to be one of the more unlikely transfers to Bramall Lane.
Rojo is on huge sums of money. Money that we simply don’t pay out to players at the moment.
Of course, in an ideal world, Rojo would probably be a good signing. He’s experienced, quality, and has played at the very highest of levels for club and country.
But we need to realistic, and signing Marcos Rojo is not something we’ll be doing. Alan Biggs is as respected in the local journalism circuit as there can be, so if he says it’s a no-go, that’s good enough for us.