Over the years, the MLS has been in the news as the bringer of forgotten greats to elevate the level of football in the United States.
This, akin to the Chinese Super League, makes the prospect an endearing idea for those legends that have played out their days in Europe’s bigger leagues.
Now, one of the finest strikers in English football may be all set to make a move to the States as well, and a deal could very well be struck.
As per Steven Goff of The Washington Post, DC United are in ‘serious talks’ with representatives of Wayne Rooney about moving to the side in the upcoming transfer window, which opens only on July 10.
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DC United, although not among the bigger MLS names yet, have decided to move to a brand new stadium, Audi Field, on July 14.
As of such, are keen on making one marquee signing, leading them to contact multiple names likes Mario Balotelli, Javier Hernández, and Carlos Tevez as well.
Rooney departed from Old Trafford as the club’s all-time top goalscorer, and rejoined his boyhood club Everton, where he has had a mixed range of performances, despite scoring 10 goals so far this campaign.
His representative Paul Stretford was sighted in the United States in recent weeks, and that has also sparked a lot of interest.
When quizzed about the prospect, Everton manager Sam Allardyce had this to say: “Do I want him to stay? Yes. There are rumors about Wayne going abroad – in China and America – but at the moment he is an Everton player and an Everton fan.”
It will be interesting to see what he will elect to do, as his keenness on staying rooted to the Cheshire-Merseyside region for the sake of his family has previously been cited as the reason for rejecting big money approaches from MLS and China.
There is also the romantic prospect of retiring at one’s boyhood club to consider, and as of such, this will be a tough decision to make.