Rooney strikes agreement in principle to make £12m MLS switch

Date published: Thursday 10th May 2018 1:54

Wayne Rooney is set to leave Everton this summer and move to Major League Soccer after reaching “an agreement in principle” to join DC United.

It’s claimed the Washington DC-based side will pay the Toffees £12million for his signature, with the deal set to go through in July when the US transfer window officially opens.

Rooney’s agents have been in America tying up the loose ends of the transfer and the move will mean the forward makes what looks like being his final Premier League appearance in Sunday’s game between West Ham and Everton at the London Stadium.

It is understood Rooney has been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 MLS season.

Toffees manager Sam Allardyce still hopes Rooney will still be at Goodison Park next season and admitted on Wednesday it would take a special offer to convince him to depart.

When asked whether he wanted Rooney to stay, Allardyce told talkSPORT: “Yes. There are rumours about Wayne going elsewhere abroad – in China and America – but at the moment he is an Everton player and an Everton fan.

“So I wouldn’t consider anything on the cards at the moment. It would have to be massive for him to want to leave Everton.”

England’s all-time leading scorer only re-joined the Toffees last summer after spending 13 seasons with Manchester United, and currently has one year left on his Goodison Park contract.



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