Wayne Rooney struggling to find a new club this summer – report

by Leo Nieboer

Wayne Rooney is struggling to find a new club willing to fund his £300,000 a week salary this summer, according to reports.

The 31-year-old was consigned primarily to the bench last season following a string of substandard displays back in August and September, managing just seven Premier League starts since the turn of the year.

Rooney, speaking soon after winning the Europa League, claimed there were plenty of offers on the table and insisted he would make a “footballing decision” when determining the next step in his career.

But according to the Mirror‘s David Anderson, the captain has not received an offer that comes remotely close to his lofty wage demands and Man United are unwilling to help fund a chunk of his salary to push a move through.

It was thought that boyhood club Everton would serve as the Englishman’s next destination, but funding his wages would precipitate crippling effects on the club’s financial structure.

The possibility of a move to the Chinese Super League, one place that seemingly could afford the striker, has been reduced after Beijing government’s introduced a new 100 per cent tax on all foreign signings in an attempt to encourage local talent to grow.

And with further additions set to be made to United’s attacking frontier this summer, Rooney would continue to descend down the pecking order at Old Trafford if he remains under Jose Mourinho‘s tutelage.

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