As everyone get to grips with the recent shocking news that Wayne Rooney wants out of Old Trafford, discussion and debate starts to circulate amongst everyone involved with football whether or not we should be surprised with reports linking the England striker with a move across the City to Manchester United’s bitter Rivals.
In previous years we have seen Sol Campbell go from Tottenham to Arsenal and more recently Carlos Tevez from Manchester United to Manchester City. So is Wayne Rooney’s prospective move from Old Trafford to Eastlands that much of a shock?
It would seem it isn’t. Having informed United that he is no longer interest in renewing his contract it would seem the England striker is ready mull over a potential move across the city to his current clubs bitter rivals. If this is true, is Wayne Rooney crazy? We know he hasn’t always made the best of decisions in life but this one seems ludicrous.
Now, potential suitors queue up to propose and present their credentials. It would seem that Manchester City at this time moment in time are sitting in the healthiest position to gain Rooney’s signature.
With the financial clout that Manchester City’s owners possess it is thought that they would be willing to offer the rumoured £250,000 a week wages to the striker. Furthermore It was reported that Manchester United were not willing to offer such an astronomical figure to their prized asset, thus resulting in the breakdown of contract negotiations and his relationship with Alex Ferguson.
It has then been reported that Rooney has already made it known to sources at his current club and team mates that he would be open to the idea of moving to Eastlands. Furthermore with the language barrier that comes along with a prospective move abroad I really cannot see Rooney packing his bags and fully immersing himself within a new culture. That would most certainly rule out a potential move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
It would be unfair not to discuss Chelsea’s suitability. Carlo Ancelotti has already admitted that “he would be interested in Rooney if he could establish any sense on the player’s part that he would be willing to move to Stamford Bridge. But the reigning Footballer of the Year is leaning more towards City, acutely aware of the potential riches of joining the wealthiest club in England.”
Rooney is also not alone in making his decision. “His wife, Coleen, is reluctant to be apart from her 12-year-old sister, Rosie, who suffers from the brain disorder Rett syndrome.” It would therefore seem that staying in the North West would be major part of the decision making process, and therefore reinforcing the idea that Manchester City is Rooney’s most likely destination. It seems to me that all signs state that it is only a matter of time before we see Rooney don the sky blue shirt of Manchester City. let the discussion begin!