Wayne Rooney signs MLS move with Everton happy to see him go

Wayne Rooney

Updated: 27/02/2024

Rooney's agent is known to have held talks with DC United with Rooney able to take up the challenge of taking part in overseas football in the MLS.

Wayne Rooney is closing on a sensational summer season transfer to Major League Soccer team DC United.

The Everton striker's agent, Paul Stretford, is known to have held talks with the MLS club, with Rooney poised to join them this summer season.

Talks between Rooney's camp and DC United are mentioned to have gone well, with Everton keen to let the 32-year-old depart.

The MLS switch window opens on July 10, with Rooney able to take up the challenge of enjoying overseas soccer for the first time in his profession.

DC United tried to sign Rooney when he left Manchester United last summer season, however the forward wished a return to his boyhood membership.

Although Rooney has 12 months left on his present Everton deal, his actual starts are being rationed by boss Sam Allardyce, with the previous England skipper eager to play extra.

Rooney would definitely do this with DC United and the lure of being one of many star attractions within the MLS might prove too exhausting to withstand for the forward.

After a brilliant start to his second spell with Everton, Rooney has struggled for game-time since Allardyce took over.

He has only started in 16 of Allardyce's 23 Premier League games and his last goal was scored back in December, with a transfer to the States seen as the shot in the arm and wallet maybe, Rooney needs to reignite his flagging career.

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Rooney agrees ‘deal in principle' to join MLS side DC United

Wayne Rooney has agreed a deal in principle that could see him leave Everton for MLS side DC United this summer.

Wayne Rooney is in talks to come to MLS — Here is how the English soccer legend makes and spends his millions

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Wayne Rooney is in talks to make the jump from the English Premier League to D.C. United of the MLS this summer with a deal that would reportedly pay him nearly $21 million per year.

The contract would undoubtedly help Rooney and his wife maintain their lavish lifestyle.

Rooney may not have the Hollywood appeal of David Beckham or Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but he and his wife have expensive tastes with homes all over the world and an extensive car collection with high-end price tags.

Below we take a closer look at the fabulous life of Wayne Rooney.

While Rooney is best known for his time with Manchester United, he got his start playing for Everton when he was just 17. Gettty Images When Rooney was transferred from Everton to Manchester United, he was making £45,000 a week or about $3.9 million a year. Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

SOURCE: The Guardian

In 2014, Rooney caused quite a stir when he was given a new 5.5-year contract that would pay him £300,000 a week, or about $21 million a year through 2018. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images See the rest of the story at Business Insider


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