Rooney's transfer to MLS is a done deal

Thursday, 28 June, 2018 0comments  |  Jump to last

Wayne Rooney's protracted move to DC United has finally been concluded with confirmation that he will officially sign for the Major League Soccer club on 10th July.

According to the Washington Post, the 32-year-old has agreed a 2½-year contract, with an option for a third year, and a $13m (£10m) compensation deal that will seal his departure from Everton for the second time in his career.

Rooney, who left Goodison Park as an 18-year-old star-in-the-making in 2004 before returning last summer on a 2-year deal, is believed to have been keen to see out the final year of his current terms with the Blues but was informed that he is not part of the club's plans moving forward.

Everton will ease their wage bill to the tune of £8m for the coming season with Rooney's transfer but while it was initially believed that the club had negotiated an undisclosed transfer fee, that does not seem to have been the case.

Rooney cannot play for DC United until after the MLS transfer window opens which means that the first match for which he will be eligible is his new team's home game on 14th July which will mark the opening of Audi Field.