Wayne Rooney To Everton: LIVE Updates

A move highly predicted, a move deemed as inevitable, and a move that many saw coming, has FINALLY arrived.

Rooney came to Manchester United in 2004 after he left Everton as an 18-year-old, and after achieving legendary status at Old Trafford with an unmatchable tally of 253 goals, he is now all set to head back.


Follow our Live updates on Wayne Rooney’s return to boyhood club Everton.

Everton Announce Wayne Rooney Return In Brilliant Fashion!

https://twitter.com/Everton/status/884026396699488265


Rooney’s Statement 


Manager’s Word

Jose Mourinho with Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward and Sir Bobby Charlton.

Reuters / Lee Smith

Jose Mourinho said, “It is no secret that I have long been an admirer of Wayne; he has been a model professional throughout his time at the club and will remain in the history books for many years to come.

“It is never easy to see a great player playing less football than he would like and I could not stand in his way when he asked to go back to Everton. His experience, focus and determination will be missed and I wish him well for the future.”


Word from Chief Executive Ed Woodward

Ed Woodward said, “Wayne has been a fantastic servant to United since the moment he signed for us as a prodigiously talented, explosive teenager some 13 seasons ago.

“Who can forget his storybook debut hat trick against Fenerbahce, the spectacular overhead kick against City and the countless match-winning performances in his time here? But after much discussion, the club has decided to accept his request to rejoin his boyhood team.

“He goes having created some of the most magical moments in some of the most successful years in the club’s history. Wayne leaves us as our greatest ever goalscorer and having won every major trophy in the game. His record will take decades for anyone to get close to matching and I am extremely grateful for the way he has led from the front since being appointed club captain three years ago.

“On behalf of the whole club and our hundreds of millions of fans around the world, we wish Wayne all the very best for the next phase of his incredible career.”


#FarewellToALegend – Wayne Rooney Exit Confirmed

 


Tour Squad Announce, No Rooney.


Medical completed?


4 PM BST: Wayne Rooney arrives at Everton training ground.


Transfer Fee Breakdown:


Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring.

Reuters / Darren Staples

Jose Mourinho – Wayne Rooney:

 


July 5:  The striker has been tipped to prefer switching to his boyhood club Everton and ending things where they started.

Wayne Rooney To Go From Red To Blue By The End Of The Week


July 3: Everton have not ruled out a deal to bring Wayne Rooney back to Goodison Park.

Wayne Rooney Still Wanted By Everton, Claim Reports


June 29:  Gary Neville’s view on Wayne Rooney’s situation.

Gary Neville Advises Club To Resolve Rooney’s Future Immediately

 

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