Wayne Rooney is in “serious talks” with DC United to see out the rest of his playing days in the United States.
The Washington Post have it that the MLS side currently have a “50 percent chance” of signing Rooney, with negotiations between the two parties “accelerating” over the past couple of weeks.
Indeed, United are desperately beavering a way to secure a deal that will see Rooney make the move to Audi Field when the MLS transfer and trade window opens on 10th July.
As has become evident this season, Rooney is a fading force in the Premier League, having failed to contribute a single league goal to the Toffees’ cause since December, finding himself flitting between the bench and that ineffective midfield role that he’s constantly crow-barred into these days.
He’s only 32, eight months younger than Cristiano Ronaldo – but you’d never know it.
Given that Everton are in desperate need of a ruthless revitalisation this summer, flogging one of their many millstones might not be a bad idea – especially if they can milk around £13million out of DC United for Rooney (who has a year left on his contract), as the WaPo report.
The hard truth is that time has caught up with our Wayne – in fact, it actually caught up with him at some point in 2016.