Wayne Rooney on verge of MLS move

Everton forward Wayne Rooney is ‘on the verge’ of completing a move to Major League Soccer side DC United, according to the BBC.

The 32-year-old agreed a deal in principal with the American side last month but was unsure about leaving his boyhood club with a year left on his contract at Goodison Park.

However, the BBC understand that Rooney is now set to travel to the USA later this week in order to complete his move to the four-time MLS Cup winners.

Any transfer would not be official until the MLS mid-season transfer window opens on 10 July.

The former-England captain made a good start to the 2017-18 Premier League season following his move back to Everton from Manchester United.  However, as the season progressed, Rooney saw less and less time on the pitch.

After breaking through as a teenager in 2002, Rooney made a big money move to Manchester United in 2004 where he went on to win the Premier League on five occasions, and the 2008 Champions League.  Only Alan Shearer (260) has scored more goals than Rooney (208) in Premier League history.

DC United are in action against Vancouver on Saturday 14 July – Wayne Rooney could make his debut for them the day before the 2018 World Cup final.