Wayne Rooney set to Leave Everton for the MLS

Wayne Rooney has reportedly agreed a deal in principle that could see him leave Everton for Major League Soccer side DC United this summer.

British media report that Rooney’s representatives have travelled to the US to negotiate terms as the former England international looks to seal a £12.5m deal to bring an end to his stay in the Premier League.

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

Rooney re-joined Everton in July 2017 having spent 13 seasons at Manchester United.

After signing from Everton as an 18-year-old, he went on to become United’s record goalscorer during his stint at Old Trafford, winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League.

Nothing has been signed yet, and earlier this week, Allardyce said the former England captain wants to stay and dismissed suggestions England’s record goalscorer is frustrated with his role.

“It would have to be massive for him to want leave Everton,” the former England manager told Talksport.

“I’ve not had a problem from day one with Wayne (but) the Wayne Rooney saga continues on doesn’t it?”

Rooney, who is halfway through a two-year deal at Goodison Park, has played 31 times in the league this season with four appearances from the bench.

He is the club’s top scorer with 11 goals this season.

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