Having won every domestic and European honour he could get his hands on with Manchester United, and standing as the club’s all-time top-scorer as well as boasting the same honour for England, Wayne Rooney may feel he’s achieved all he can in the Premier League.
Rooney has 18 months remaining on his current £250k-a-week deal at Old Trafford but has started just one of United’s last nine games across all competitions, with the veteran struggling to earn regular first-team opportunities.
As such, a move to China is increasingly appealing to the English legend and wages of £1m-a-week, four-time what he currently earns in Manchester, will certainly be difficult to turn down.
China’s transfer window closes next Tuesday and there’s still a chance that Wayne Rooney could be sold before the end of the month, with Jose Mourinho publicly admitting he cannot assure fans that the forward will stay.
Rooney was left-out of United’s squad to face St Etienne in the Europa League second-leg, increasingly speculation of an imminent exit, but it’s understood Jose Mourinho’s reason for overlooking the United captain was down to his lack of fitness.
Nevertheless, there is little to suggest that Rooney may stay at Manchester United and he could get the perfect farewell this weekend by lifting the League Cup.