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Sport Reports: Rooney flying to DC to finalize MLS move

17:36  23 may  2018
17:36  23 may  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

Wayne Rooney agrees to MLS move 'in principle'

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

Multiple reports state that Rooney will fly to Washington D . C . on Thursday for a 48-hour trip to check out D . C . United and meet with club executives as he moves towards finalizing his move to MLS . [ MORE: Rooney to DCU “done deal” ].

Former Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney has completed his move to D . C . United, after the MLS club and Everton confirmed on Thursday that a transfer agreement has been reached. The announcement comes after Rooney , 32, posted a picture showing himself flying to the United

Wayne Rooney in a blue uniform holding a ball© Getty Images

Wayne Rooney is edging closer to his move to Major League Soccer.

Multiple reports state that Rooney will fly to Washington D.C. on Thursday for a 48-hour trip to check out D.C. United and meet with club executives as he moves towards finalizing his move to MLS.

[ MORE: Rooney to DCU “done deal” ]

Rooney, 32, is already said to have agreed a “deal in principle” with DCU but with Everton without a manager following Sam Allardyce‘s departure last week, there is no real rush for him to push through the move ahead of the MLS’ transfer window reopening in July.

It is also believed that Rooney still has plenty of negotiating to do with Everton about the remaining year of his contract.

Wayne Rooney nearing MLS deal with DC United

  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.

The former England captain and Manchester United star is flying to the USA capital in order to tie up the details of a £12m-worth contract at the MLS side DC United which would last till 2020. The Washington Post reported that D . C

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Per a report from the BBC, Rooney’s trip to D.C. is more about him getting a feel for the club, the city and what will be on offer as DCU’s coaching staff and players will not be around as they’re currently out on the West Coast and will face LAFC on Saturday.

It does seem like Rooney is moving closer to a surprise move to MLS just 12 months after he agreed to move back to his boyhood club Everton after a 13-year stay at Manchester United.

The potential for the all-time leading goalscorer for England and Man United joining DCU has split opinion in American soccer circles.

Many would rather see D.C. United think outside the box and spend big Designated Player money on younger attacking talents from South America (a la Atlanta United), but some suggest Rooney’s star name will attract plenty of interest towards DCU as they prepare to move into their new home at Audi Field in July.

'He is an iconic player' - Mourinho & Moyes back Rooney's MLS switch

  '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.

Former Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney has completed his move to D . C . United, after the MLS club and Everton confirmed on Thursday that a transfer agreement has been reached. The announcement comes after Rooney , 32, posted a picture showing himself flying to the United

Former Manchester United and England star Wayne Rooney has completed his move to D . C . United, after the MLS club and Everton confirmed on Thursday that a transfer agreement has been reached. The announcement comes after Rooney , 32, posted a picture showing himself flying to the United

There will be plenty of eyes on Rooney in the coming days as he nears his move to MLS.

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