Doyen Sports go to war with Sporting Lisbon over Man United offer for Marcos Rojo

The future of Argentine defender Marcos Rojo still appears to be at Manchester United but it might take quite a few days of negotiations to solve a dispute between Sporting Lisbon and investment fund Doyen Sports, who own 75% of the player.

On Wednesday we detailed how Doyen Sports had put pressure on Sporting Lisbon to sell Rojo to Manchester United.

Effectively, Doyen Sports hold all the cards when it comes to the player as according to journalist Duncan Castles, if “Sporting refuse to sell to United for the €20m offered, the Portuguese club will be contractually bound to pay Doyen 75 percent of the value of the rejected bid. That €15m would have to be paid within a fortnight.”

It appears that Sporting Lisbon have blocked the Manchester United move with president Bruno de Carvalho saying: “Sporting doesn’t give into blackmail, pressure, the interests of agents or funds.”

Subsequently, Doyen Sports have attacked Sporting in a statement released in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The full quotes can be seen in the Tweets below.

Sporting Lisbon have since responded on Facebook by announcing a termination of the deal with Doyen Sports for Rojo, “with just cause”.

The transfer of Marcos Rojo to Manchester United is unlikely to be completed any time soon…