Rooney departs to complete MLS move

first_imgTransfers Man Utd legend Rooney departs for America ahead of MLS move Ben Spratt 18:35 6/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Wayne Rooney - cropped Getty Images Transfers DC United Everton MLS Premier League After just a year back at boyhood club Everton, England’s all-time leading goalscorer is on his way to complete a switch to D.C. United Wayne Rooney is on his way to United States ahead of a proposed move to MLS with D.C. United.Goal revealed back in May that the 32-year-old had opened talks regarding a switch to America.The former England captain only returned to boyhood club Everton from Manchester United in the summer of 2017, but a spell in MLS has long been mooted. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar And amid reports that D.C. United will confirm his arrival on Thursday, Rooney posted an update on his Twitter page.A picture on an aeroplane along with an emoji of the US flag suggests that a new chapter in a distinguished career is about to be opened.United manager Jose Mourinho has already offered his support to a move, saying: “What next? He decides. MLS? In MLS you have always some iconic players who are going to end their career there. You have Gerrard, Lampard, Vieira, so many of them. Now you have Zlatan and Wayne. So I just hope he enjoys it.”Of course he will bring the attention that MLS needs to attract more people to steal from the other sports that normally the American people are in love with.”Rooney is reportedly set to sign a two-and-a-half year contract worth £10 million ($13m) with D.C. United, making him the best paid player in the franchise’s history.pic.twitter.com/bjvUBjvUQe— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) June 28, 2018The club are toiling at the bottom of the Eastern Conference in MLS, but Rooney’s signing is expected to offer a boost ahead of the opening of their new Audi Field Stadium on July 14.Rooney follows former England team-mates David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Ashley Cole in making a move to MLS.last_img