Ex England captain Wayne Rooney might be back playing for an England club after Derby are looking at a realistic chance of grabbing him. Wayne Rooney was once the golden boy of Manchester United but age and form took him to his current club DC United.
Wayne Rooney is seriously considering Derby move
Derby club owner Mel Morris reported on Tuesday that Derby are confident of completing the deal with Wayne Rooney. As per the recent report by Goal.com, Wayne Rooney is seriously considering the return to English football. He will play in capacity of player-coach with his wealth od experience.
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The 33-year might play his last season this year’s MLS before moving to Derby. The former Everton and Red Devils forward would bring back memories of yesteryears in English football. Wayne Rooney could possibly join the club in January.
Rooney’s season at DC would last just an year
Wayne Rooney and Philip Cocu are in the best terms and that is said to escalate the move. The talks took pace after Rooney reached Heathrow airport on Tuesday.
“It’s only literally been a couple of days. I suppose the starting point was we understood Wayne was keen to return to the UK and of course we had a look at the situation and decided to see if we could actually do something on the back of that,” Morris told talkSPORT.
Morris is confident of the deal but doesn’t want to go too ahead of himself. He thinks the deal is not done until it’s done and its important to remain focused.
Thus, Rooney’s stint at United States would last just an year. Wayne Rooney moved to DC United in June 2018 from his home club Everton. The 33-year old previously moved to Everton from Manchester United a decade ago.
That was probably the time of his career. Rooney is also setting fire in MLS right now with 23 goals from 22 starts. The England forward has also struck 11 assists further highlighting his utility.
Morris thus seems highly impressed by what Rooney still has to offer. With the looks of it, Rooney’s return to English football might become a reality very soon. With Harry Maguire now with United things look good indeed for English fans.
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