Rooney Rejoins Everton From Manchester United
Manchester United record goalscorer Wayne Rooney on Sunday has rejoined his boyhood club Everton on a two-year deal after 13 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford.
Rooney, 31, scoring a hat-trick on his United debut against Fenerbahce in the Champions League, Rooney went on to play more than 550 games for the club, netting 253 goals to become their all-time leading scorer, eclipsing the great Bobby Charlton’s record.
He won five Premier League titles and each of the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup once after joining from Everton for £27m in 2004.
Rooney, who has signed a two-year deal, said he was “ecstatic” and his “first game back will be an emotional day”.
“It’s a great feeling to be back. I cannot wait to meet the lads, get on the training pitch and then get on the pitch to play,” he added.
Rooney’s return comes as United look set to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, with a £75m deal for the Belgium international agreed between the two clubs.
Everton confirmed Rooney will wear the number 10 shirt previously worn by Lukaku.
Rooney took to twitter to also share his excitement on returning back to Everton. He wrote: “Excited to be back at @Everton. Can’t wait to meet up with @RonaldKoeman and the lads! #EFC 🔵”
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) July 9, 2017