Football news have been circulating with the story of Wayne Rooney’s proposed move to the MLS in recent weeks, however for now at least it is believed the striker has not put in an official transfer request to leave Everton for DC United.
Sam Allardyce remains confident Rooney will stay, for now
In a recent press conference, Everton boss Sam Allardyce stressed that he doesn’t get involved with transfer dealings of his players and he intended to discuss the matter with Rooney himself in training. But the manager has admitted there appears to be some form of contact between the player and DC United, according to online sportsbooks in USA.
“My understanding in this situation is there seems to have been some negotiation, somewhere along the line, but as in terms of the clarity of whether Wayne is leaving or staying, I’ll find out a little more today when Wayne comes in for training later on. I don’t know anything, I don’t get involved in anything regarding transfers or negotiations,” said the 63-year-old.
Allardyce also gave assertions the former England international has not handed in a formal transfer request at this time, but that there is interest from the MLS side.
All I know is that there appears to be an interest from DC United. Where that is, where that lies and where Wayne lies with it, I can’t tell you at the moment… Let’s put this right, Wayne Rooney has not asked to leave.”
Rooney’s stats and records speak for themselves
Rooney made his debut in the Premier League with Everton at just 16 years of age
Rooney rejoined Everton last summer, after spending 13 years with Manchester United where he won all the major trophies including five Premier League titles and one Champions League triumph, among lots of other accolades. Before singing for the Toffees, the striker managed to surpass Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-standing record of 249 goals for the Old Trafford side by scoring 4 more than the previous record. With 253 goals across all competitions, Rooney is Man United’s all-time top goalscorer.
The now 32-year-old forward initially broke onto the English scene in his teens during the first two years for Everton in the 2002/03 and 2003/04 seasons. A number of scintillating performances caught the eyes of all the biggest clubs around the continent, but Man United managed to snap him up for around £25 million right after he played for England at Euro 2004 in Portugal. According to online sportsbook news, this move made him the most expensive teenager at the time and he didn’t disappoint.
Since his return to Goodison Park, Rooney has found the back of the net 11 times overall in 40 appearances which is a decent return for the club as they signed him on a free transfer, but on the other hand considering his wage that’s in excess of £165,000 per week, one would have expected his goal tally to be closer to 20.
With his goal ratio experiencing a heavy decline for a number of seasons now, perhaps it might be prudent to pack up his bags and head for America or even some other country where the leagues are less demanding and where he can cash in on his name for the few final years of his career.