Wayne Rooney set for American move

Wayne Rooney is set to quit English football and move to America’s Major League Soccer this summer.

The 32-year-old has been mulling over his future, and has fielded offers from around the world and also in England.

But he has now decided that his immediate future is going to be in Washington DC, with DC United – who have been looking for a star name to help launch them into their new Audi Field home, which opens in July.

DC United, along with MLS, have worked hard to come up with a package that would suit Rooney – and the league have helped as they see the prospect of such a huge name in the game playing in America as a huge asset.

Rooney would not be able to play for DC United until July, when the next MLS transfer deadline opens, but that would be in time to make his debut at the all new Audi Field.

It is understood the deal is for two-years and will cost DC United £12million as Rooney has decided to bring down the curtain on his second Everton career, having return to his boyhood club last summer following 14-years at Manchester United.

Sources close to Rooney indicated that he had been waiting to see what would happen at Everton this summer, with manager Sam Allardyce likely to leave – but he has now decided that the chance to join DC United and become the MLS’ most high-profile signing, was too much to ignore.

The news is a surprise to Bookmakers who had him odds-on to stay at Goodison Park, but now they have suspended betting on his future after it emerged he would be heading America.


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