SAMSON MBII,8TH JULY 2017-Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney has arrived at Everton’s training ground ahead of a proposed move back to his former club.
The transfer is believed to be part of a £100m deal that will see Romelu Lukaku head in the other direction to Old Trafford (Rooney is said to be valued at £10m of that).
As reports emerged of United agreeing an initial £75m fee with Everton for Lukaku’s services on Thursday morning, the deal has quickly gathered tremendous pace and it looks to be completed sooner than later.
Sky Sport reports that Wayne Rooney has made his way over to Everton in order to undergo a medical, reports also claiming that he will undergo a severe pay-cut in order to move back to the Toffees.
Rooney’s United career has been in severe doubt for the last few months as the England international fell out of favour under Jose Mourinho last season, and Everton have always been the team linked most closely to him.
The 31-year old burst onto the scene in 2002 as a 16-year-old playing for his boyhood club. After scoring 15 goals in 67 appearances, the soon-to-be most talented English youngster in football secured a £25.6m switch to Manchester United.
Since the move, Rooney has gone on to achieve everything there is to win in the English top flight, as well as securing the 2007/08 Champions League.
The former England skipper will also leave United as the club’s highest ever goalscorer, after he surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 249 goals (scoring 253 himself).