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Offbeat Wayne Rooney agrees to MLS move 'in principle'

16:36  10 may  2018
16:36  10 may  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

Allardyce gives update on Wayne Rooney situation

  Allardyce gives update on Wayne Rooney situation Allardyce: "If the player wants to go - if any player wants to leave - then I'm comfortable with that."Sam Allardyce spoke to the media ahead of Everton’s final game of the Premier League season at West Ham on Sunday and wanted to make it clear that he and Rooney haven’t fallen out, despite many reports that they have.

Wayne Rooney Set To Join MLS After Agreeing Move In Principle Wayne Rooney hasn't even been back at Everton for a year yet and already the Toffees youth

With a move to D.C. United edging closer, will Rooney be a hit in MLS ?

Wayne Rooney looking at the camera © AP

It appears that Wayne Rooney is edging closer to a move to Major League Soccer this summer.

Rooney, 32, is said to have “agreed a deal in principle” to join D.C. United this July but the English striker is said to be waiting around at Goodison to see if Sam Allardyce remains in charge of the Toffees.

Various reports claim the deal is worth close to $17 million for Rooney and he will have a contract with MLS until the end of the 2020 season.

A source confirmed to Pro Soccer Talk that Rooney’s move to MLS is a “done deal” and it would certainly be a rapid change of heart which sees the Manchester United and England legend leave his second stint at Everton for life in MLS after less than one year back on Merseyside at his boyhood club.

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  Wayne Rooney nearing MLS deal with DC United British soccer star Wayne Rooney is getting ready to cross the Atlantic for the next stop of his legendary career. The Everton forward and former Manchester United captain has agreed “in principle” to a multi-year contract with Major League Soccer’s DC United worth £12.5 million ($16.9 million), according to multiple reports.Representatives for Rooney have been in the U.S. to negotiate terms of the deal, which is slated to run to the end of the 2020 MLS season, according to Sky Sports News. The 32-year-old has a year remaining on his two-year contract with Everton.

LONDON: Wayne Rooney has agreed a "deal in principle " to join Major League Soccer side DC United from Premier League club Everton, reports said Thursday. DC United are currently rock-bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference table with five points from seven games.

Wayne Rooney hasn't even been back at Everton for a year yet and already the Toffees youth product is set to leave. Sky Sports reports that he has agreed a £12 million move to DC United in principle . After 13 years as a Manchester United player

With the manager who hired him, Ronald Koeman, fired within a few months, Rooney’s return to Everton hasn’t been a happy one (despite 10 goals in 31 PL appearances this season) as he’s shown his frustration at being subbed off in recent weeks, especially at Allardyce after the derby draw with Liverpool last month.

Would Rooney’s move to MLS be a success?

There’s no doubting his pedigree as the all-time leading goalscorer for Man United and England has won everything he can in the game, but joining MLS is a different prospect and it really is 50/50.

Look at Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard. Kaka and Andrea Pirlo arriving in MLS over the past few years. All four struggled to adapt to the different challenges MLS throws your way, but the likes of Robbie Keane, David Villa and Thierry Henry have certainly faired better as big-name Designated Players.

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  'He is an iconic player' - Mourinho & Moyes back Rooney's MLS switch With the former England captain reportedly set to join DC United, two of his former managers believe he can take the States by stormRooney was reportedly close to moving to MLS at the end of last season, but instead rejoined Everton at the end of a 13-year trophy-laden spell at Manchester United.

Wayne Rooney has agreed a deal in principle that could see him leave Everton for Major League Soccer side DC United this summer in a £12.5m deal. It is understood Rooney has been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 MLS season.

LONDON, United Kingdom – Wayne Rooney has agreed a "deal in principle " to join Major League Soccer side DC United from Premier League club Everton Reports say Rooney has been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 season, although the MLS transfer window does not open until July.

Rooney has dropped deeper under Allardyce (and spent plenty of time on the bench) at Everton and has been playing in midfield for the last few months but he could perhaps adopt a role as a true no.10 in D.C. United’s lineup if he does make the move Stateside.

With a little more time on the ball and a slower pace to the game, overall, Rooney should thrive, in theory, in MLS. But we all know it’s about much more than talent to do well in North America’s top-flight. A player who has spent his entire 17-year career in the Premier League will need to adapt quickly to turf pitches, plenty of long travel days, high temperatures and also try to reinvent his game.

The latter is something Rooney has been able to do over the years as he’s gone from an energetic teen to a polished goalscorer and now a deeper playmaker. His penchant for scoring spectacular goals will also hold him in good stead if he arrives in MLS.

Report: D.C. United in serious talks with Wayne Rooney

  Report: D.C. United in serious talks with Wayne Rooney Is he the answer to United’s scoring woes? Per Steven Goff, D.C. United is currently in serious discussions with Everton’s Wayne Rooney. Per Steven Goff, D.C. United is currently in serious discussions with Everton’s Wayne Rooney. Sources estimate the chance of this signing happening at 50%, and it would be meant to address D.C. United’s biggest need: goal-scoring. This comes after D.C. United made contact with Wayne Rooney’s people last year, but Black and Red United was told at the time that the contact then was very brief.

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LONDON — Wayne Rooney has agreed a "deal in principle " to join Major League Soccer side DC United from Premier League club Everton, reports Allardyce said Rooney has not asked to leave the club but admitted there have been negotiations over a possible move to DC United in the MLS .

With D.C. United moving into their long-awaited soccer specific stadium at Audi Field this July, having Rooney on board when the MLS transfer window opens in July would surely be perfect timing for them to make a splash.

Many will argue as to whether or not MLS needs Rooney as it tries to shed its tag as a place where stars go to retire and have a few more years of earning big bucks, but just look at the wider impact Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had since he arrived at the LA Galaxy.

Rooney hasn’t quite got Zlatan’s charisma off the pitch (understatement alert) but there’s no doubt he still has plenty to give on it, especially for a team struggling at the foot of the Eastern Conference early on in the 2018 season under Ben Olsen.

This move seems like a win-win for everyone.

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