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Ronald Koeman keen to bring Rooney back to Everton

According to BBC Sport, Everton manager Ronald Koeman would be keen to bring former striker Wayne Rooney back to Goodison Park from Manchester United if he became available for transfer.

Is Rooney’s time up at United up, then?

Well, the Red Devils’ captain’s future at Old Trafford has certainly come into question after he was dropped from the starting XI by Jose Mourinho, but the Portuguese boss has insisted that the England skipper is still part of his future plans.

If that were to change, Koeman would certainly like to bring the 31-year-old to Merseyside.

The Dutchman said: “I do not know how his situation is, and I need to respect that situation.

“But even when we get one time the possibility that Rooney is an option for Everton, I’m very pleased.”

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Can he still offer something in the Premier League?

Of course. Form is temporary, class is permanent. While he may not be up to the standards of Mourinho, Rooney would still interest the majority of top clubs if he was put up for sale.

Much has been made of his best position at the current time, and maybe it is that uncertainty that has put a cloud over his future with United.

Would he be welcomed back by the fans?

Probably. The Everton academy graduate received a rapturous reception from the Goodison Park crowd when he pulled on the blue jersey for Duncan Ferguson’s testimonial in August, but there will still be a minority that remember the legal dispute he had with David Moyes on his departure, and when he kissed the United badge in a win on Merseyside in 2008.

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