Wayne Rooney re-joins Everton after 13-year stay at Manchester United


Wayne Rooney has re-joined boyhood club Everton for an undisclosed fee, marking the end of a 13-year stay at Manchester United.

Rooney leaves Manchester United with a multitude of individual and club honours to his name, and is their all-time leading goal-scorer.

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On top of being Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer, he is also England’s greatest ever scorer with 53 goals in 119 appearances. He was rewarded for reaching the 50-goal mark by receiving a 24-carat gold-plated boot from Sir Bobby Charlton in October 2015

The former England international put pen to paper on a two-year deal with The Toffees that will reportedly see his Manchester United wages halved.

“It’s a great feeling to be back,” said Rooney.

“I cannot wait to meet the lads, get on the training pitch and then get on the pitch to play.”

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is a keen admirer of Rooney, having expressed his interest in signing the 31-year-old back in October, and believes Rooney has the right mentality to elevate the club.

“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 Koeman.

The signing of Wayne Rooney is Everton’s ninth piece of business this transfer window, with their overall spending expected to exceed £100 million over the summer.

Rooney will wear the number 10 shirt, which was worn previously by Romelu Lukaku, who is all-but-confirmed to be moving in the opposite direction.


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