Reports: Juventus to rival Liverpool for £12m Argentina star Rojo


Liverpool are facing serious competition for the signing of Marcos Rojo this summer, with Juventus having emerged as rivals for the signature of the Argentinean international according to TalkSport.

Rojo is thought to be Liverpool’s number one target at left-back after talks over Liverpool’s move for Sevilla’s Alberto Moreno fell through as the two clubs not agree on their valuation of the Spanish international.

Brendan Rodgers has made the left-back position one of his top priorities for his summer shopping after identifying it as his problem position, with young right-back Jon Flanagan forced to play out of position to cover the left-hand side of defence for the majority of the season.

The Reds boss has made Rojo his primary target with the Argentine defender having enjoyed a fine World Cup so far, but he is set to face some serious competition for his signature, with Barcelona, Napoli, Roma, Paris St Germain and now Juventus having all expressed an interest in taking him away from Sporting Lisbon.

Juventus are keen on recruiting a new left-back to boost their already impressive defence and have also reportedly been contemplating making a renewed move for Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, despite the Frenchman having only recently penned a new one-year deal to remain at Old Trafford.



Marcos Rojo won four of his six contested tackles in Argentina’s 3-2 victory over Nigeria.

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Sam Parker


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