Despite having originally expressed his desire to remain at Manchester United, it now appears that Wayne Rooney’s time at Old Trafford is coming to an end, with former club Everton the favourites to sign England’s all-time leading goal scorer. Rooney was on the fringes of the starting eleven for United throughout the 2016/17 season, leading to him also being dropped by England manager Gareth Southgate for their recent World Cup qualifying fixtures.
As a result, transfer rumours began to pick up pace, with a whole host of clubs from the lucrative Chinese Super League and Major League Soccer looking at the possibility of signing the 31-year-old.
However, with Everton coming to terms with the likely departure of Romelu Lukaku to former club Chelsea, Ronald Koeman’s side have already invested heavily in the transfer market, with Rooney believed to be next on their list. Having controversially departed Goodison Park as an 18-year-old following his starring performances for England at Euro 2004, with Manchester United shelling out around £27 million pounds for his services, Rooney is now seemingly set to return to his boyhood club over ten years later.
With Rooney still believing he has what it takes to perform at the highest level, a return to Everton would also significantly boost his chances of continuing his career at international level. With Everton also believed to be interested in signing Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud, it could well be that the duo form a new-look strike partnership next season.
Top Betting Tips
With many predicting that Rooney could even complete his return to Everton as early as the end of the week, backing the England Captain to sign on the dotted line at Goodison Park before the end of the transfer window could well prove to be lucrative. As a result, our top betting tip is to back Rooney to sign for Everton before the 3rd September 2017 at SkyBet, where best odds of 1/8 can be found.