Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is reportedly considering leaving Old Trafford in order to secure a lucrative summer move to China.
The 31-year-old striker broke an illustrious club record to top the all-time highest goalscorer’s list with his 250th strike earlier this month, but his steady decline hasn’t stopped in recent times.
Also, with such extreme competition from the likes of Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all fighting for starting places, Rooney has been forced to a substitute role on a more regular basis than he would have thought.
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Meanwhile, according to The Sun, clubs in the Far East are willing to offer him £1m-a-week in order to tempt him across, and it could be the right timing for him to accept.
With a lack of football at Old Trafford, and with the mega-money offer available from China in the twilight stages of his career, Rooney has a chance to join a whole list of top European stars if he decides to make a switch to the Chinese Super League, which continues to grow in strength and quality.
The report further states that the veteran forward has 18 months left on his current contract, which is worth £250,000-a-week, with the Red Devils having an option to extend for one more year.
However, it makes sense from United’s perspective, as they are no doubt moving in a different path with the talented younger players at Jose Mourinho’s disposal, while Rooney would become the highest paid football player in world football with this gigantic deal.
With records broken and his legacy now secured, this summer seems to be the perfect time for Rooney to move on in order to avoid risking tarnishing it with a bit-part role moving forward.