DC United in "serious talks" to acquire Wayne Rooney

Posted May 11, 2018

Everton fans have delivered mixed verdicts on Twitter after it was reported that Wayne Rooney is on the verge of agreeing a £12.5million transfer from Everton to MLS club DC United.

Wayne Rooney has reportedly agreed a deal in principle with MLS outfit DC United.

Rooney still has one year left on his current deal at Everton.

Rooney had been heavily linked with a move to the US last summer before re-joining his boyhood club from Manchester United.

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"There are rumours about Wayne going elsewhere overseas - in China and America - but rumours are rumours", he told TalkSport.

Wayne Rooney on Tuesday night time seemed to be closing in on a sensational transfer to Main League Soccer facet DC United, Sportsmail understands.

The report suggests Rooney's agent, Paul Stretford, has held talks with the MLS over a potential summer move.

Rooney's representatives have been in the United States to negotiate terms, with the player willing to make the move, BBC reported on Thursday.

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Everton's board is thought to be divided about whether to try and persuade Rooney to see out the remaining year of his contract with the Blues.

Rooney's return to Everton has by no means been a disaster and there have been highlights including 11 goals in all competitions.

'So I would not take into account something on the playing cards on the second.

The news is a surprise to Bookmakers who had him odds-on to stay at Goodison Park, but now they have suspended betting on his future after it emerged he would be heading America.

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Rooney is the all-time goal scoring leader for both Manchester United (253) and the English national team (53), and certainly would provide the side with some "star power". With D.C.'s Audi Field set to open this year, Rooney can quickly become the face of the franchise moving forward, as the club looks to get back to its winning ways.