Once a blue, always a blue… except for a long spell as a red.
Wayne Rooney will make a sensational return to Everton by the end of this week.
After 13 years at Old Trafford, the club’s all-time leading scorer is set to return to his boyhood club after falling down the pecking order at Man United.
Rooney has been withdrawn from the Man United squad that will head to the USA on Sunday for their pre-season tour.
Sources close to both clubs say the move is on and the word from Old Trafford last night was that the deal was all but done.
The 31-year-old said yes to the deal after a summer break when he discussed his future with wife Coleen and other family members.
There was no offer from the MLS and England’s 53-goal record scorer did not want to uproot his family to China.
Everton was always his preferred option.
Incredibly, the Toffees are prepared to offer Rooney £250,000-a-week wages as they’ll sign him for free.
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Ronald Koeman has been spending the expected Romelu Lukaku cash this transfer window, bringing in five players already this summer, including keeper Jordan Pickford, defender Michael Keane and midfielder Davy Klaassen.
It is believed United will allow Rooney to go on a free provided he does not ask that the final two years of his contract are paid up.
His £250,000-a-week tab will be picked up by Everton on a two-year deal, with an option of a further year.
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