Rooney On His Way Out Of Everton

Saul Bowman
May 11, 2018

However, after reports claimed Sam Allardyce would be unable to guarantee the 32-year-old a starting berth at the Toffees, it now appears a move to America is a very real possibility for Rooney.

There are senior members of Everton's hierarchy who would love Rooney to remain on Merseyside - together with chairman Invoice Kenwright, who acknowledged as a lot throughout an tackle on the membership season awards final week.

England's top goalscorer returned to boyhood club Everton last summer on a free transfer, after a 13-year stay at Manchester United. United also approached Rooney last season.

DC United are one of the smaller MLS clubs but are expecting increased revenue after they move to a new stadium this summer and anticipate singing at least one star player.

Rooney's first Premier League goal, a dipping, swerving last-minute victor past Arsenal and England keeper David Seaman from 30 yards for Everton as a 16-year-old on 19 October 2002 will be replayed as long as his name is mentioned.

Everton forward Wayne Rooney has been linked with a summer move away from Goodison Park, with the MLS looking like a possible destination.

The report said talks between the club and Rooney have accelerated in recent weeks, citing an unnamed source that said United had a 50-50 chance of obtaining Rooney during the MLS trade and transfer window that opens Jul 10.

"Yes, not just me, but every player, because he brings loads of experience, so we can all learn from him", he said.

Everton have become tough to beat under Allardyce though some fans have been unhappy with the quality of football on display.

Rooney has struggled at times with the pace of the Premier League and adapting his game to a deeper-lying midfield role which could make the lower standard of the MLS attractive.

"It would have to be massive for him to want leave Everton", the former England manager told Talksport.

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