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Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney set to leave Everton for MLS

10 May 2018

Wayne Rooney wants to stay at Everton but is looking for assurances that he will be part of the manager's plans for next season before deciding whether or not to make a high-profile move to DC United.

Premier League star Wayne Rooney could soon be headed across the pond very soon.

The US club tried to sign him last summer when he left Manchester United, but he made a decision to complete an emotional return to Goodison Park instead.

The Everton star's representative Paul Stretford has been in the United States in recent weeks to discuss terms and Sportsmail understands talks have been described as positive.

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Wayne Rooney has spent the past 16 years of his footballing life in the Premier League.

Such a personality - one which drove United through games when nobody else did on many occasions - is understandably irreconcilable with a manager whose teams are often jeered by supporters even when they win, such is the unwatchable nature of his football.

The Everton striker's agent, Paul Stretford, is understood to have held talks with the MLS club, with Rooney poised to join them this summer.

According to The Sun, Rooney - who has a year left on his Toffees contract - is seriously weighing up a switch to the MLS.

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Despite being the Blues top-scorer with 10 goals, the 32-year-old's best performances have come in midfield.

The storied career of Wayne Rooney looks set for yet another chapter as he edges closer to a move away from the club that he rose to prominence with. Also in 2004, D.C. United defeated the Kansas City Wizards to capture its fourth MLS Cup.

Rooney got off to a flying start with Everton.

Wayne Rooney is a professional football player who now plays for Everton.

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Former Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney set to leave Everton for MLS