Wayne Rooney has agreed a 50 per cent pay cut to join Everton from Manchester United, according to reports.
Old Trafford’s all-time leading goalscorer is in line for a return to his boyhood club – with Olivier Giroud joining him.
Rooney earns around £300,000 a week at United so is in line to pocket roughly £150,000 a week if he joins Ronald Koeman’s side.
The Daily Mail report that Toffees bosses were willing to fork out a similar amount on Romelu Lukaku before his £75million fee with United was agreed.
But paying up the final season of the former England skipper’s contract could cost United upwards of £15m.
On top of that there is a loyalty bonus.
When Robin van Persie left for Fenerbahce two years ago he pocketed £8.4m as a result of such a scheme.
Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford was said to be at Goodison yesterday thrashing out the terms of his move.
And the attacker himself believes joining Everton will help him win back his England spot.
Rooney recently posed for an awkward McDonald’s drive-thru selfie with son Kai.