Wayne Rooney’s popularity amongst Manchester United supporters appears to be decreasing by the week due to his below-par performances - and no doubt some fans will be excited to hear the Chinese Super League are prepared to offer the England captain a king’s ransom in order to leave Old Trafford.
The Daily Mail claim Rooney is not only being offered the chance to secure a £75 million deal - a three-year contract worth an eye-watering £25 million per season - but also the opportunity to be reunited with former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson, the current manager of Shanghai SIPG, Rooney’s most likely destination if he accepts a move to China.
He’d be mad to turn it down, wouldn’t he?
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The Chinese Super League reportedly want Rooney, 30, to become their new poster boy.
And the extraordinary amount of money could tempt the United skipper, even though a move to Major League Soccer would be more likely to suit the striker and his family. MLS clubs, however, would be unable to match the cash on offer from their Chinese counterparts.
Rooney might be finished at the top level
Rooney has scored two goals in 12 Premier League appearances for United this season and come in for criticism from both supporters and the media alike.
The former Everton starlet, who was at Goodison Park to watch his boyhood club face Crystal Palace earlier this week, no longer plays with the speed and aggression that made him such a fantastic player to watch during his prime years.
It’s unclear how much money the Chinese Super League would be prepared to pay Manchester United for Rooney’s services, but Old Trafford officials will surely be open to offers come the end of the season unless his form improves.
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