Wayne Rooney reportedly agrees to 'deal in principle' to join DC United

Wayne Rooney reportedly agrees to 'deal in principle' to join DC United

Wayne Rooney reportedly agrees to 'deal in principle' to join DC United

The Daily Mail reported that Rooney's agent Paul Stretford was in the United States capital to discuss a contract for his client that will run until the end of the 2020 MLS season.

Considered one of the UK's most iconic footballers, Rooney now holds the record for the highest number of goals scored by a single player for the England team and for his former club Manchester United.

If he does make the swap, he will certainly need those magic feet to do the hard work; D.C. United are now sitting bottom of the MLS' Eastern Conference, having won just one game of seven this season.

According to the Mirror, Manchester United are still subsidising his wages to the tune of £10million-a-year despite him leaving Old Trafford in the summer of 2017, with Everton also likely to have to pitch in too if they want DC to take the plunge. There are rumours about Wayne going elsewhere overseas - in China and America - but at the moment he is an Everton player and an Everton fan.

He scored the last of his 11 goals for Everton in December and manager Sam Allardyce has suggested he could not guarantee the player a regular starting spot next season.

New Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has been urged to make a sensational move to sign Wayne Rooney this summer, amid claims he is ready to quit Everton.

Allardyce is said to be open to the idea of selling Rooney after indicating he will not be able to give him regular game time next season.

DC United are said to have been looking to bring in a high profile signing this summer, similar to the kind of deals which have seen Rooney's former Manchester United teammates Bastian Schweinsteiger and Zlatan Ibrahimovic move to Chicago Fire and Los Angeles Galaxy respectively.

England's all-time leading scorer only re-joined the Toffees last summer after spending 13 seasons with Manchester United, and now has one year left on his Goodison Park contract.

Back then he talked about how he wanted to play a part in Everton winning silverware after a long trophy drought, dating back to their 1995 FA Cup win.

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