Rooney on the Verge of a Move to DC United
Wayne Rooney looks all set to complete a transfer from Everton to MLS outfit DC United. The England striker took a pay cut in order to join his former club, but the switch to DC United is expected to make him one of the highest-paid players in the world. Rooney has reportedly been offered a contract worth around £300,000 per week over two years. The 32-year-old has had a mixed campaign with Everton. After contributing 10 goals in the first half of the season, Rooney’s performances took a major dip when Sam Allardyce came to the club as the replacement for Ronald Koeman.
Rooney was utilised as a midfielder for most of the second half and the striker was quite displeased with the decision. After having spent 16 years in the Premier league, it looks like Rooney is set to wave goodbye and head for new pastures. It was always expected that a player like Rooney – with incredible marketing pull – was going to join MLS or the Chinese Super League.
After having retired from international football in 2016, Rooney will also not be involved in the World Cup in England. Due to the presence of forwards like Harry Kane, England are still strong going forward. It does not hurt to take a punt with the World Cup free bets as far as backing England to reach the knockout stages of the competition.
Not too long ago, Rooney looked like capable of breaking every record in the Premier League. However, the decline from the striker in terms of appearance figures has been quite disappointing. After having scored 34 goals in the 2011-12 campaign, Rooney was expected to build on. However, he largely featured in the midfield during the final years of Sir Alex Ferguson’s time at Manchester United. This ended up drying up his goals. Since the 2012-13 campaign, Rooney has been unable to get to 20 goals over the course of every competition.