Sport Report: D.C. United in serious talks with Wayne Rooney
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.
Is he the answer to United’s scoring woes?
Per Steven Goff,is with ’s . 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.
Wayne Rooney is internationally known for his time atand with the English national team, though he has now returned to his boyhood club of Everton. He has scored 10 goals this Premier League season, starting very hot but not having scored since late December. He is the top scorer in English men’s national team history and second in all-time Premier League scoring.
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.
We will break down the implications and chances of success going forward, but here are two contrasting ideas of how it could go, from Kevin McCauley and Thomas Floyd:
Take the $10m you're going to pay Rooney over those 1.5 seasons and put it into scouting and analysis instead.
You'll sell out the stadium if the team is good. People will stop paying to see Rooney if the team sucks, which it currently does, and he cannot change that alone.— Bucks Head Coach Becky Hammon (@kevinmccauley)
I'm convinced a 32-year-old Wayne Rooney could have a David Villa-type impact in— Thomas Floyd (@thomasfloyd10) . The ability is there and he plays with work ethic — he just isn't the type to phone it in.
More as we get it.
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