Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney would consider Everton return
Wayne Rooney would consider a sensational return to Everton this summer as the curtain comes down on his Manchester United career.
Sportsmail revealed last week that Rooney has told friends of his decision to leave after 13 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford.
Everton have made no secret of their desire to re-sign the striker, with both Ronald Koeman and director of football Steve Walsh talking openly about potentially landing him. They saw a loan bid rejected by United in January.
Rooney is willing to listen to what his boyhood club offer in the summer should firm contact be made, although that will involve taking a substantial pay cut on his £230,000-a-week wages.
Interest in the 31-year-old persists from China and Major League Soccer in America, with Koeman believing he has ‘two or three years’ left to give the Premier League.
The romantic lure of a Goodison Park return could be enough for Rooney, who would not need to uproot his young family from their Cheshire home.
But financial logistics might represent problems for Everton, who are still waiting on top earner Romelu Lukaku to sign a new contract.
The Belgian’s proposed deal would take him way beyond £100,000 a week, a club record.
Rooney and Lukaku together represents a tantalising prospect for Everton supporters, who were impressed with the former for playing in Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial 18 months ago.
Now a coach with the Toffees, Ferguson has been making it clear to Koeman the club should do everything to secure Rooney’s services.
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