Manchester Uniteds all time leading goal scorer, Wayne Rooney, announced that he will be ending his legendary Manchester United career to return to his former club Everton. Wayne Rooney left Everton for Manchester United in 2004 on a 24 million pound deal. This is Everton’s 6th signing this transfer window. Everton finished 7th last year in the Premier League is looking to build on that success with their recent signings.
This comes in wake that Lukaku is leaving Everton for the likes of Chelsea. According to The Sun, Rooney has agreed on a £250,000-a-week two-year deal with Everton and is expected to complete his move this week. Everton’s coach has offered Rooney a first team spot.
After a disappointing season for Rooney, it was evident he was going to leave. Not only was he not playing well, he also was injured for 13 games and struggled to find playing time under Jose Mourinho.
He made 25 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils, but only 15 of those came as a starter. The forward finished the season with just eight goals in all competition.
Wayne Rooney started the season off strong, but an injury set him back and he was a sub for most of the season. Near the end of the season, he returned to the starting lineup due to an injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Grade for the Signing
Overall this is a great signing for Everton who continue their spending spree. This is their 6th signing and this side is already looking stronger. Rooney will help Everton by being a player that has knowledge of the game and a winning attitude which will help Everton during their Europa League and English Premier League campaign.
Everton fans should rejoice, this Rooney signing is the cream of the crop. Everton fans should be excited for this upcoming season.