Wayne Rooney will consider returning to his former club Everton at the end of this season, according to reports in England.
Rooney recently ended the speculation surrounding his future by revealing that he will remain a Manchester United player until at least the end of the current season.
However, that did not change the fact that the 31-year-old remains down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho, and will have to fight hard to reclaim his spot in United’s starting lineup.
But with the Old Trafford club heavily linked with a move for Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Griezmann, and some newly emerging reports claiming Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to prolong his stay at Manchester United until 2019, it seems very likely that Wayne Rooney’s 13-year stay with the Red Devils is soon approaching its climax.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports understands that the England captain is actually considering a return to his boyhood club Everton after this season ends. Rooney, who made his debut for the Toffees at the age of 16, has previously revealed that United and Everton are the only two Premier League clubs he would ever consider playing for, thereby making this sensational return even more likely.
Everton attempted to lure Rooney back to Goodison Park during the 2017 winter transfer window as well, but the Reds rejected their approach, as Wazza remained a key part of Mourinho’s plans. But with new world-class additions at the Theatre of Dreams looking imminent come summer, United’s number 10 may soon end up being surplus to the club’s requirements.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman recently claimed that a player of Wayne Rooney’s calibre would always be welcome at the Merseyside outfit, by stating: “I believe that Wayne Rooney is still playing at a high level.
“What will happen at the end of the season? I don’t know, but in my opinion he is one of the players who can make Everton more stronger. And every player that we at Everton think can make the team stronger is welcome to Everton.”