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Thursday, February 23, 2017

BBC Report Suggests Wayne Rooney’s Immediate China Transfer Is A Very Real Possibility

Although it seemed like an outlandish prospect less than a week ago, Wayne Rooney playing in China next month now looks like a very genuine possibility.

Over the past week, multiple reports linked Wayne Rooney with an immediate transfer to the Chinese Super League. Although many suggested that a summer move to the MLS or a return to Everton was a far more realistic possibility, the BBC’s latest update on Rooney’s future suggests that the China move is very much on.
According to their report, Rooney’s agent, Paul Stretford, is now in China looking to finalise a deal for the record Manchester United goal scorer.
Wayne Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford is in China to see if he can negotiate a deal for the forward to leave Manchester United. – BBC
Simon Stone writes in the same piece that the deal still has a long way to go before anything is set in stone. However, Stretford’s journey to China is very telling in that it confirms that Rooney is most certainly open to the move.
Although many have suggested that a move east would be an odd decision by Rooney given the fact that he is still just 31-years of age, it is also clear that the Englishman is now well past his peak. Given the fact that he has already won every trophy available to him at club level, no one should begrudge the United legend cashing in on the final few years of his career.
In fact, a recent poll on the BBC’s website suggested that the majority of fans now feel that a move east would be the best decision for Rooney at this point in time.