Wayne Rooney signs for boyhood club Everton on a two-year deal
Wayne Rooney has rejoined Everton on a two-year deal from Manchester United, the club have confirmed.football Updated: Jul 09, 2017 18:16 IST
Wayne Rooney has today rejoined Everton from Manchester United on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee, the Merseyside club have confirmed.
Rooney, 31, had joined come through the ranks at Everton and made his debut for the side in 2002 at the young age of 16. He played for them 77 times, scoring 17 goals.
He signed for Manchester United for a fee of 27 million pounds and spent 13 seasons at the club. Currently, Rooney is the record goal-scorer for both Manchester United and England.
“Wayne has shown me that ambition that we need and that winning mentality – he knows how to win titles and I’m really happy he’s decided to come home,” said Everton manager Ronald Koeman to the club’s official website.
Recent years have seen Rooney’s form and ability wane, which severely limited his game time last season. The recent signing of Belgian international Romelu Lukaku meant that first-team opportunities for Rooney would have been even more limited in the upcoming season.
For Wayne Rooney, this is a chance to revitalise his club career which could in turn help him gain back his place in the national side.
For Everton, this is a move that could help grow their profile in world football whilst simultaneously welcoming an old fan favourite back into the fold.