Ronald Koeman: Everton are interested in signing Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney

by Tanveer Arayan

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney would be welcome with a move back to Goodison Park in the summer transfer window.

The Englishman had been heavily linked with an Old Trafford exit in recent months after he lost his starter status for club and country, but he squashed all speculation, committing his future to Jose Mourinho.

Koeman has not ruled out a move for Rooney, claiming he’s a player that would only make Everton stronger with his ability to play in the Premier League for atleast two or three more years.

“I believe that Wayne Rooney is still playing at a high level,” he said.

“I think he made a good choice to stay at Manchester United and in the Premier League because he has still two or three years in front of him to play on 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 stronger

“It’s all about what the player likes… what Manchester United needs to do… and we are not involved in that project.

“But any player that we at Everton think can make the team stronger is welcome to the cub.”

Jose Mourinho will be delighted with Rooney’s comments, as he’ll be able to utilise his captain’s abilities as United fight for silverware this season.

He’s committed his future at the club until the end of the season and hopes are he makes the most of it because he deserves to be playing first-team football.

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