Rooney agrees 'deal in principle' to move to DC United

Doug Mendoza
May 14, 2018

The Washington Post, citing an unnamed source close to DC United, reported that the chances of Rooney coming to the USA capital are "50-50" and that no formal agreement had been reached.

In this picture, Wayne Rooney of Everton reacts during the Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on April 23, 2018, in Liverpool, England.

It is thought Rooney, 32, is willing to leave his boyhood club Everton, one season after returning to the club.

Rooney left Everton's Finch Farm training ground early on Friday before the rest of the squad trained, with the club later saying that their number 10 had picked up a knee injury which is likely to keep him out of the Blues' final game of the season against West Ham.

Rooney may not appear to be the player that he was at the peak of his powers, but it is not surprising that Kenwright believes that letting him go could be a mistake by the Toffees.

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Allardyce, who has had a troubled relationship with Everton's fans, who are unhappy at his style of play, said: "Wayne is a special player but if any player wants to leave they can, in my opinion".

The Englishman is well loved by the club's supporters but his class doesn't impress many others who perhaps don't watch him on a regular basis. If they don't play well you can't select them and if they do play well they stay in the team.

"There is an area we need to improve and that is goals".

"My understanding is there seems to have been some negotiation somewhere along the line but as for clarity as to whether Wayne is staying or going we'll see later on", said Allardyce. "Where that lies and where Wayne lies with it I can't tell you at the moment".

"You would need at least two players to be at the 15 mark and you need the midfielders and wide players to be in the sevens to 10s".

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