Rooney return could make Everton a top-four club – Redknapp

Date published: Tuesday 24th January 2017 1:11

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Everton could secure a place in the Champions League if they were to bring Wayne Rooney back from Manchester United, according to Harry Redknapp.

Rooney’s future at Old Trafford has intensified once again after he broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record at the club; in fact our Monday Verdict piece a few weeks back suggested he could leave as soon as he reached the goals landmark.

And now Redknapp feels a return to boyhood club Everton would suit all parties.

“Mourinho doesn’t see him as a starter. He doesn’t think he is better than Zlatan,” said Redknapp on talkSPORT.

“Maybe it is time for him to have one more challenge – go somewhere where is wanted and going to be a big player. He could go back to his own club Everton. He is an Everton fan. Go back there, finish your career there and take Everton into the Champions League positions.

“He could go there and turn them into a top four club. He could make the difference.

“He could help these young kids who have come in. Imagine having Rooney back around to help on the park, look after them and teach them the game.”

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