Wayne Rooney Informs Everton he wants DC United switch

Wayne Rooney Informs Everton he wants DC United switch

According to a report from the Washington Post, Rooney's representatives are in talks with DC United about him joining as a 'designated player'.

The US club tried to sign him last summer when he left Manchester United, but he chose to complete an emotional return to Goodison Park instead.

Rooney arrived back at Goodison Park to much fanfare last July after 13 years away from his boyhood club with Manchester United.

However, Allardyce has since denied the speculation, claiming only a "massive offer" would persuade him to consider departing from the English top-flight for the first time in his career. "But at the moment he's an Everton player and Everton fan". If he were to leave, a transfer fee would have to be paid by United.

"Do I want him to stay?"

Rooney, who has 11 goals this season but last scored in December, is said to be frustrated over his role under Sam Allardyce, having only competed a full 90 minutes four times under the new boss.

He told talkSPORT yesterday that he would wish to keep Rooney at Everton and that he would not be one of the outgoing transfers that would be required to trim a bloated senior squad.

"I've not had a problem from day one with Wayne [but] the Wayne Rooney saga continues on doesn't it?"

Former Italy and Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo is interested in moving into coaching and would like to work with the national team.

Rooney was born in Croxteth, UK on October 24, 1985.He joined the Everton youth team at nine and later made his professional debut at just 16 years old in 2002 for the club.

'It's all very similar here. Wolves are keen to bolster their squad ahead of their return to the top flight, and Rooney - a five time Premier League victor - could add valuable experience.

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