West Ham United are preparing a shock move for Manchester United star Wayne Rooney, as per Sky Sports.
Wayne Rooney has seen himself fall down the pecking order at Manchester United ever since the arrival of Jose Mourinho last summer, due to the Portuguese preferring to play his new summer signings instead of the Red Devils’ captain.
In fact, the 31-year-old was linked with a transfer away from the Theatre of Dreams in January, with China as well as the United States rumoured to be his potential destinations.
However, the Englishman cleared the speculation surrounding his future by releasing a statement, wherein he revealed he won’t be parting ways with United until at least the end of the current campaign.
However, many do expect Rooney to leave the club in the upcoming summer, and his former club Everton are one of the interested clubs looking to secure the veteran forward’s services. And now, another Premier League outfit has entered the race for Wazza’s signature, in the form of West Ham United.
The Hammers were previously rumoured to be in the pursuit of Reds’ young forwards Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, but no such move materialised due to Mourinho’s desire to keep hold of his talented starlets. But the Special One will reportedly agree to let Rooney move to the London-based club, provided he gets an appropriate transfer fee in return.
An inside source of Sky Sports revealed that West Ham will make a move for Wayne Rooney as soon as Manchester United give the slightest indication that they are willing to let their captain go. And when asked about the likeliness of this move, the source was quoted as saying: “Never say never”.
At the moment though, Rooney, whose current contract with the Old Trafford outfit expires in the summer of 2019, continues to remain unavailable for selection for both his club and country, due to a knee injury he picked up earlier this month.