Wayne Rooney agrees 'in principle' to join DC United
- Author: Rosalie Stanley May 13, 2018,
May 13, 2018, 10:20
A report in the Washington Post this week said there have been serious talks between Rooney and DC United, with a transfer fee of around £12million suggested.
Rooney's late career has been chastening, so much so it's occasionally hard to reconcile his current self with the force of nature he used to be.
And Neville, a former team-mate of Rooney for club and country, says moving to MLS might be the right decision for the 32-year-old. Whether DC United, last in MLS' Eastern Conference, are that team is, well, we'll find out soon enough.
It is understood the deal is for two-years and will cost DC United £12million as Rooney has chose to bring down the curtain on his second Everton career, having return to his boyhood club last summer following 14-years at Manchester United.
There is actually more speculation about Allardyce's future at the club than there is Rooney's due to the negative reaction from fans since he arrived in November, but that will not stop the Toffees boss continuing to plan for next season.
Rooney re-joined Everton in July 2017 and is halfway through a two-year deal.
"It would have to be massive for him to want leave Everton".
Rooney was also caught by TV cameras reacting angrily to being taken off midway through last month's Merseyside derby against Liverpool.
Rooney is Everton's top scorer with 11 goals this season.
He's figured 31 times for them in the Premier League so far this season, bagging 10 times in total.