Official: Wayne Rooney Signs For DC United, Becomes Highest Paid Player In Club’s History (Photo & Video)

Chris Wright

28th, June 2018


Image: DC United

It’s been in the pipeline all day, but Wayne Rooney has now officially completed his move to DC United.

Having been waved off by Everton, the MLS side took the liberty of unveiling their latest acquisition to the world with a flashy ‘reveal’ video…

According to the Washington Post, Rooney has signed a contract that will see him unsurprisingly become DC’s biggest ever earner as well as one of the highest-paid players in MLS history with a salary of $13million over two-and-a-half years.

The 32-year-old flew out to the States on Thursday morning, with the deal concluded shortly thereafter.

It’s mooted that Rooney could start training with his new teammates as early as the end of this week as his US visa and work permit were both secured a while ago.

DC are currently rock bottom of the Eastern Conference with a league record low points tally of 10 points from their first 12 matches.

Put it this way, old Roono’s going to have to earn his corn from the git-go. Whether or not he’s still got that kind of drive left in the legs remains to be seen.

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  1. Comfy Chair says:

    Why did they buy him? It’s clear DC wasn’t looking to buy a player in his prime to stave off relegation, or anything….

    USA soccer is so stupid. I’d have to be paid $13million over two-and-a-half years to watch it.

    • JP says:

      Bums on seats.

      There’s no relegation in American sports, so they have nothing to lose and plenty to gain from ticket and shirt sales.

  2. maria says:

    I see Rooney gives as much of a shit about the current World Cup as he did the last three!

  3. GJ says:

    I was watching clips of Rooney playing in 2003, 04, 05 yesterday. It’s almost impossible to believe that a player of that level could become so ineffective. He was a monster. I think he lost the desire and stopped playing with his instincts somewhere between 2008 or 09. After that, he was just a shadow. It’s kind of sad.

  4. His Holiness Gustavo Herría Alonso Bedoya Rodriguez III says:

    Welcome to the district Roo.

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