Assuming he passes the impending medical, Marcos Rojo will be a Manchester United player before the end of the day. Chances are, what with his career having been spent in the Argentine, Portuguese and (briefly) Russian leagues, plenty of you won't have seen much of him beyond last summer's World Cup. (This is a roundabout way of at least one aspect of tBB admitting, well, precisely that.)
But never fear! To accompany our introductory piece here, we have also been scouring the internet to bring you yet further precious nuggets of information about United's new signing. And here are the things that that the internet had to say:
1. He will cost €20m
Or £16m, or $26m, or 849m Thai baht. That's according to the official statement from Sporting, which breaks the deal down into €10m now, then two further instalments of €5m. To be perfectly honest, a transfer window that's seen Shane Long move for £12m has completely shattered tBB's idea of what does and doesn't constitute a decent fee, so we're just going to shrug.
2. He might be quite good
At least, that's according to journalist Tor-Kristian Karlsen, former director of football for Monaco and one of those people who seem to be taken seriously be all the people who seem themselves to be taken seriously. Er, if that makes sense.
Considering what's available on the market & no CL football, Marcos Rojo is a very decent (late transfer period signing) for Man Utd (1/3)— Tor-Kristian Karlsen (@karlsentk) August 19, 2014
IMO he possesses the right attributes to play as one (the left) of three centre-backs, can fully see the logic in signing him (2/3)— Tor-Kristian Karlsen (@karlsentk) August 19, 2014
Very few (obtainable) top class centre-backs out there & specifically wanting a left-footed one narrows down the search even further (3/3)— Tor-Kristian Karlsen (@karlsentk) August 19, 2014
3. Or he might be a bit rubbish
Louis van Gaal is clearly thinking in terms of having a back three in his armoury and he might think Marcos Rojo ticks the boxes as someone who can play at left-back, can play centre-back, and therefore would be comfortable left-side of a back three. But two months ago, certainly before the World Cup, no one really imagined Rojo as a player of Manchester United's calibre. He did well in the World Cup and his market value has obviously risen as a result, but I'm having to get it round my head a little bit the idea he might be wearing the United shirt because, certainly until recently, I didn't really see him as that calibre of player.
4. He doesn't give a flying one
You've seen the rabona clearance by now, so here's the Arjen Robben nutmeg. More of this please.
5. He has lots and lots of tattoos
Including two on his legs, which respectively read 'Pride' and 'Glory'. We at tBB would like to formally encourage other footballers to name their legs.
Bloody hell. Marcos Rojo has a tattoo on his legs for Pride & Glory of previous club Estudiantes. pic.twitter.com/EIrMBHPmX1— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) August 19, 2014
6. Diego Simeone likes him ...
Rojo won the hearts of the Argentines at the World Cup. He was very good both attacking and defending. [Alejandro] Sabella put his trust in him and he responded really well. He had an excellent World Cup and was the best left-back among the four semi-finalists.
7. ... but referees do not ...
Two seasons in Portugal, 27 yellow cards, five reds.
8. ... and nor, perhaps, does Sergio Aguero.
9. He, meanwhile, likes Counterstrike
Or at least he used to, assuming this Steam profile is in fact him and not just some big Marcos Rojo fan. As a piece of thrilling investigative journalism this doesn't rival the great unearthing of Andy Carroll's old Bebo page, but hey, we can only work with what we have.