Wayne Rooney not asked to leave Everton for DC United - Sam Allardyce

Lynette Rowe
May 11, 2018

The Everton boss revealed that he will speak to Rooney about the whole affair but stressed that the player has not requested to leave Goodison Park yet.

It is believed he has been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 MLS season.

The uncertainty over Sam Allardyce's position at Goodison Park has apparently sparked Rooney to consider his options, and it seems the 32-year-old feels it may be time to move away from the English top flight.

With Manchester United, Rooney was 2010 Footballer of the Year and won five Premier League titles.

Rooney is expected to leave in a £12.5million deal though the USA transfer window does not open until July.

Allardyce's future is also uncertain at the club, with fans not happy with his style of play.

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"I don't want to make a headline "Sam says Rooney can leave" - I mean if any player wants to leave he can leave".

Rooney's star has faded recently despite the hype that surrounded him returning to Everton from Manchester United last summer.

He is Everton's leading scorer this season with 11 goals, but has found life hard as the Blues have endured a far-from-impressive campaign, first under Ronald Koeman, then caretaker boss David Unsworth and finally Sam Allardyce. His career in England has been ideal.

West Ham manager David Moyes was in charge of Everton when Rooney was handed his first-team debut at 16.

Allardyce said last week that he wanted England's and Manchester United's record goalscorer to see out the final year of his contract, but the pair have had their differences and Rooney's show of dissent when substituted in April's Merseyside derby resulted in clear-the-air talks.

Rooney was never going to be the explosive talent of his earlier years - but he still provided the odd moment to treasure in a desperate season for Everton.

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