Sport Wayne Rooney nearing MLS deal with DC United

18:46  10 may  2018
18:46  10 may  2018 Source:   nydailynews.com

Allardyce gives update on Wayne Rooney situation

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Wayne Rooney is reportedly closing in on a deal with DC United . (OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images). The deal cannot be made official until the MLS mid-season transfer window opens on July 10.

Wayne Rooney scored his first MLS goal Saturday night, in his fourth match with DC United . The goal came in the 33rd minute of United ’s match at home against Colorado—after the ball sort of chaotically pinged around in the midfield

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British soccer star Wayne Rooney is reportedly 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.

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The former England captain will find himself at a faded North American superpower. But they hope he will be the face of their climb back to the top.

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Rooney’s rise to Premier League stardom began as a teenaged striker with Everton in 2002. He followed up four seasons with the Toffees with 13 seasons with Man United, becoming the club’s record goalscorer while winning five Premier League titles and the Champions League.

Rooney, who is also the all-time leading scorer for the British national team, rejoined Everton for the 2017-18 season and is the club’s top scorer this year with 11 goals.

But according to the Daily Mail, Rooney told Everton brass on Wednesday that he was ready to accept an offer from DC United. The deal cannot be made official until the MLS mid-season transfer window opens on July 10.

Sky Sports reported that it would take a “significant change of heart” by Rooney and his family to change their minds about coming to the U.S.

Rooney has had a strained relationship with eight-place Everton this season. He grew angry with manager Sam Allardyce when he removed him from a match against Liverpool last month. Allardyce has reportedly told Rooney he could pursue another club because he would potentially be facing reduced playing time next season.

Rooney would become the highest paid DC player, but United could sure use a lift from a proven veteran. The club is currently tied with San Jose with five points at the bottom of the MLS standings.

Wayne Rooney is not the answer for MLS or D.C. United .
D.C. United is reportedly in advanced talks with English star Wayne Rooney, but he comes with too much baggage to be effective in Major League Soccer.If Rooney does complete the switch from the English Premier League to this nation’s capital it will surely be trumpeted as a further sign of MLS’ growth and significance. In truth, it would be a step backward.

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