Rooney pictured at Finch Farm to seal Everton return

Date published: Saturday 8th July 2017 5:07

Wayne Rooney appears close to finalising his return to boyhood club Everton after being pictured arriving at the Toffees’ training ground on Saturday.

Sky Sports News HQ showed footage of the 31-year-old driving into the Merseyside club’s Finch Farm base in the afternoon as he nears a switch from Manchester United.

Rooney is expected to have a medical at Finch Farm before completing formalities on a return to the club he left 13 years ago on a free transfer.

Rooney, who is both United and England’s all-time record scorer, originally left Everton for Old Trafford in 2004 and talks about him rejoining the Toffees have gathered pace in recent days.

Former Everton midfielder Peter Reid, who won two league titles with the club in the 1980s, wrote on Twitter: “@WayneRooney welcome home lad @Everton”

Reports on Saturday claimed United will give Rooney a £15million golden handshake.

The Daily Mail claim Rooney’s departure will cost United £15million – with the club agreeing to pay up a large chunk of his contract, which still had a year left to run.

United are expected to waive any fee by paying up his contract.

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