Former Man Utd superstar Wayne Rooney has revealed how his son Kai almost cost him a dream return to Everton this summer.
The England international moved to Goodison Park this summer following an in-and-out campaign last time around. Rooney managed to start just 15 times in the league last season, as regular first-team action under boss Jose Mourinho started to seem unlikely, making his decision to move back to his boyhood club easier.
However, the transfer could’ve broken down in an almost hilarious fashion, as the striker’s son went on to spread the news to his friends at school. Rooney almost regretted his decision to let his son know about his departure from Old Trafford before a deal had been agreed with Ronald Koeman’s side, though a verbal agreement had been reached.
During an interview with talkSPORT, the former United man revealed what exactly led to this complication: “It’s only really my eldest, Kai, who understands and he was made up. He has actually got season tickets at Everton, so he has been going to games anyway.
“He was delighted. I told him a few days before I should have really and he was telling his schoolmates just as it was getting done but not quite done. But he is delighted and it is good for them to go to Goodison. I went as a kid and it’s good for them to do that and watch me play.”
The 31-year-old eventually committed his future with the Toffees after signing a 2-year contract with the club, and has kicked-off his second spell in Merseyside in exciting fashion.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.