Rooney To Demand £20m To Quit Manchester United

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney applauds fans as he celebrates winning the EFL Cup.

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Wayne Rooney has accepted that his Manchester United career is all but over.

The England and Manchester United captain is ready to make a move away from Old Trafford, but it will cost United around £20 million to get him off the books.

Manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t seem overly interested in slotting the Englishman​ into his squad, and Rooney will have to find another club for more playing time.

After a move to the Chinese Super League fell through in January, he is looking to move in the summer.

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His boyhood club Everton have shown clear signs that they would welcome him back to Goodison Park, and are willing to pay Rooney £120,000 a week.

The transfer though is going to cost United more than they expected, as the No.10 is due more than £31m in wages over the remaining years of his contract, reports The Sun. The skipper is reportedly going to demand the Old Trafford management around £20m as compensation.

That might seem necessary to end his 13-year career on not so sour note.

Meanwhile, same report suggests that Jose Mourinho is planning to sign Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann as well as Everton’s Romelu Lukaku in a swoop worth £160m.


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