News that the 32-year-old was in talks with the MLS club broke in the Washington Post last week and they are now reporting that the two parties "have resolved major issues in their negotiations".
Rooney, who rejoined Everton last summer after 13 years with Manchester United, was reported by Sky Sports to have said his goodbyes to players and staff at USM Finch Farm on Saturday after being ruled out of the final match of the 2017-18 season by a knee injury.
Separate reports have suggested that the player was seeking clarification over the future of Sam Allardyce as the Toffees' boss but it would appear from the sources "close to the talks" with DC United cited by the Washington Post that Rooney is pressing ahead with his move to America regardless.
The report also claims that he and wife Colleen have already begun house hunting in the area.
Should he successfully conclude a deal with DC, Rooney's switch from Goodison Park would officially come into effect on 10th July when the MLS transfer window opens.
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2 Posted 14/05/2018 at 18:37:10
It's the right thing to do
Good luck lad, but if the Yanks on here are only half right, you'll need to take a new set of lungs with you.
3 Posted 14/05/2018 at 18:50:27
4 Posted 14/05/2018 at 18:57:38
5 Posted 14/05/2018 at 19:07:56
Good luck Wayne.
6 Posted 14/05/2018 at 19:08:06
7 Posted 14/05/2018 at 19:09:31
Faded badly over the second half of the campaign, though Sam's dino-tactics certainly didn't help matters. Part of me would be sorry to see him go, though ultimately I think the attempts to accommodate him too often came at the expense of the team.
8 Posted 14/05/2018 at 19:26:51
No matter what you think of Rooney or whether its a good move or not its still a valid point isnt it?
A sad reflection on the team as a whole ( yes the team that have failed under how many managers now?) that our top scorer a 32 year old midfielder with 10 goals and hasnt scored since December 18th.
Another sadder reflection is Everton never won a single game this season without Rooney in the side.
All a measure in my opinion of just how shite our current squad is but continue to hide behind whoever is in charge taking the flack.
9 Posted 14/05/2018 at 19:27:08
This is the mad, mad world of Everton 2018.
10 Posted 14/05/2018 at 19:45:48
However, its either him or Sigurdsson for me and I think everyone would agree Sigurdsson is the better of the two and so Rooney is just on the bench.
Therefore, can we really keep him on the bench when hes on £150,000 a week, and we could even get £10m for him.
11 Posted 14/05/2018 at 19:47:12
12 Posted 14/05/2018 at 19:53:00
He was signed as a striker anyway, and he couldn't play in that position cos of the booze and fags, so let's save on his wages and get a younger player in.
13 Posted 14/05/2018 at 19:53:11
14 Posted 14/05/2018 at 19:55:00
15 Posted 14/05/2018 at 20:14:45
16 Posted 14/05/2018 at 20:46:38
I recently saw some stats showing his appearances in recent seasons and it seems that 27 or so has been his average for a few years.
He has either been burnt-out by his early start and his workload or has failed to look after his body well enough.
Perhaps it is a combination of the two.
I wish him well. A man gifted with rare skills, and a fierce determination.
He has, of course achieved greatness in his career, but it is sad that he couldn't have stayed a little longer at the beginning, and perhaps picked up a trophy for us.
The PL is physically demanding, even bellow the top 6, and Wayne is no longer able to compete.
Perhaps he should have come here 3 years ago?
17 Posted 14/05/2018 at 21:03:24
Loads of players have contributed far more to the club than he's ever done e.g. Kendall, Ball, Harvey, Cahill, Pienaar, Arteta, Watson, Wilson, Labone, Baines, Coleman & plenty more.
19 Posted 14/05/2018 at 21:18:36
Its been a toxic vile season and the club starting with the board must start fresh ASAP.
Good luck Wayne if your going stateside but I think it will be interesting to see what happens.
20 Posted 14/05/2018 at 21:20:27
Of course while he was winning all those he missed us winning............ oh yeh the sweet sum of fuck all.
But you're not bitter are yer?
21 Posted 14/05/2018 at 21:34:48
I think he should go but I wish he had had the benefit of a season with a decent manager who could understand where he should be playing and use him accordingly.
Maybe its all too late but how I wish Koeman had a brain but my only wish for Allardyce is to follow Rooney out of the door.
22 Posted 14/05/2018 at 21:35:12
Sold too early, brought back too late. I would keep him around for another season personally if only for his experience and mentoring of our younger lads.
When was the last time we sold our top scorer two years in a row?
23 Posted 14/05/2018 at 21:36:23
Manager's may be blamed for not fitting him in different positions but we are not good enough to carry players. We have had moments of genius from him and yes he is no legend at our club. It will always be what could have been? He left for reasons he and the club know. I wish him well but we must move on.
24 Posted 14/05/2018 at 21:44:32
25 Posted 14/05/2018 at 21:53:17
26 Posted 14/05/2018 at 21:59:41
It's a great pity we didn't get him a few years before when the writing was on the wall at Manure but anyway he didn't do too badly especially early in the season and it is obvious that he now has limitations and will do well in the MSL for a season or two.
27 Posted 14/05/2018 at 23:05:56
The first headlines he created he when back at the club was getting caught with a slapper while his wife was pregnant!
Should never have let him back!
28 Posted 15/05/2018 at 02:19:18
Wayne got used to first cabin, and now he's going to be flying sub-economy. Hard to see him being contented for long.
29 Posted 15/05/2018 at 11:48:52
30 Posted 15/05/2018 at 12:29:56
31 Posted 15/05/2018 at 15:54:24
He's the one true top class player with proven ability and winning mentality. He's not at that level now but no one is at our club. I'd like him to stay for another season foremost because he's one of our best players but also attracts other talented players and media coverage that we need.
I can only think of 2 players that have played better and more consistent than him, Pickford and Gana, with Jags not far behind.
There's no point in getting rid until we bring in better no matter what age. If there good enough they deserve to play.
A good coach, manager, tactician would get the best out of him. We aren't good enough at keeping the ball in advanced positions. Forwards like Rooney want to be involved. He's not sulking and standing still waiting for a ball, he'll come deep and create to be involved.
He and Walcott could be the two central forwards instead of wasting their talent playing out wide and too deep, especially against the teams that keep a high line.
Walcott has the pace in his legs, Rooney the pace in his football brain. Work on their partnership.
32 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:18:43
33 Posted 15/05/2018 at 18:39:09
35 Posted 16/05/2018 at 14:21:15
36 Posted 21/05/2018 at 22:44:27
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