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Sport Rooney: Everton made it clear they wanted me to leave

01:35  13 july  2018
01:35  13 july  2018 Source:   goal.com

Everton star confirms he is travelling to complete move away

  Everton star confirms he is travelling to complete move away Wayne Rooney has all but confirmed his move to the MLS with a tweet showing the forward leaving for America. The former England captain has tweeted a picture of him on a plane, with his move to DC United expected to be confirmed later today. Twitter: https://t.co/bjvUBjvUQe (@WayneRooney) Rooney has been widely expected to leave the club this summer as Everton look to trim their wage bill. The former Manchester United forward leaves Goodison Park after just one season back at his boyhood club. The 32-year-old did enjoy a relatively successful return to Everton, scoring 10 times in the Premier League last season. However, Marco Silva is now looking to put his own stamp on the Everton and the deal to sell Rooney frees up valuable wages that can be used in further transfer business.

" It would have to be massive for him to want leave Everton ," the former England manager told Talksport. It was all downhill from there, sadly, with Rooney 's appearances restricted under Allardyce in a reined-in midfield role and his frustrations made public when he was clearly furious to be

Wayne Rooney : Everton was the only club I wanted to join – video. I did that. But I knew I had to leave for my career.” Moving to a suite overlooking the Goodison pitch, Rooney made it clear he had abandoned his wish to reinvent himself as a midfielder and would be leading from the front for

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Wayne Rooney has revealed that Everton "made it clear" they wanted him to leave the club before his move to DC United last month.

Rooney returned to Goodison Park last July following a trophy-laden 13-year stint at Manchester United, and went on to net 11 goals for the Toffees, finishing 2017-18 as their top scorer.

The 32-year-old failed to find consistency in an often-struggling side, though, and new manager Marco Silva and director of football Marcel Brands confirmed in June that the former England captain was in talks with MLS club DC.

The forward finally completed the move on June 28, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract, suggesting at the time that the decision to leave Merseyside was not just down to him, though Silva had claimed the club were open to Rooney staying.

Wayne Rooney completes move to DC United

  Wayne Rooney completes move to DC United Wayne Rooney has officially secured a transfer to DC United after spending only one season at Everton. The former England international’s arrival at Goodison Park was met with immense excitement from the Everton faithful but it has not been the fairytale return that many had hoped for. Rooney joins DC United in his first move away from English football, as he aims to challenge himself in the United States. The signing is a marquee addition for DC United, who will be hoping that Rooney can utilise his ability and experience to provide them with an added attacking spark next season. Rooney joined Everton on a two-year deal last summer, meaning that he exits Merseyside with only a year remaining on his existing deal. The fee for the transfer is currently unknown but reports recently indicated that Everton had accepted a bid worth in the region of £12 million for the experienced attacker.

Rooney said he told his agent Paul Stretford to "go and speak to them , let's make it happen" when "There were other options there but once I knew that Everton wanted me to come back then it was the only option for me," he added. Rooney 's wife, Coleen: "The time has come to leave Man Utd .

While Moshiri wanted to free up the cash spent on Rooney in wages — Everton pay £150 Indeed Kenwright has now created enough anxiety among directors to make them reconsider. is resigned to leaving , concluding that he has no great desire to stay when it is clear to him the board want him to

He has now expanded on the reasons behind his move, saying that it became clear that he did not feature in the club's first-team plans.

Rooney - who is set to make his debut against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday - told ESPN: "Obviously at Manchester United that [playing] wasn't happening as much as I would have liked and I quite easily could have stayed there with two years left on my contract and picked up the wages and been happy with that and that's it.

"But I wanted to play, went back to Everton and had a year there, then as I've said before, Everton made it clear towards the end of the season that they'd be happy for me to leave.

"For whatever reason, I still don't know. I felt I was doing okay, I was top goal scorer [despite] playing most of the season from midfield.

"But that's football. And that gave me a decision to make, and I made this decision."

"I said to Everton, 'Listen, I'm not a kid and if this [leaving the club] is what you want, tell me. If you want me to stay, tell me' and we talked about it.

"So, this option became available as well as a few different ones, and I just felt this was the right one."

Man United shouldn't sell 'incredible' Martial – Rooney .
While Anthony Martial has struggled for consistency, Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United cannot afford to lose his quality. "I think Martial, ability-wise, is incredible," Rooney – now playing for MLS outfit DC United – told talkSPORT. "But I think it's how do you get the best out of him?"Knowing Anthony the way I know him I think if you can get the best out of him, he's up there ability-wise with the best in the league."I think sometimes it is difficult to get to know him as a person, as a character because of the way he is."But I think once you do get to know him, you just keep him happy.

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