Manchester United record goal scorer Wayne Rooney confirmed that he is going back to Everton F.C, the club where he began his career, on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
“It’s a great feeling to be back. I’m excited, I cannot wait to meet the lads, get on the training pitch and then get on the pitch to play. I’m ecstatic.” Rooney said
Rooney made his professional debut for Everton in 2002 at the age of 16. He spent two seasons at the Merseyside club, before moving to Manchester United for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window.
In his statement, Rooney expressed that Everton was the only other Premier League club he wants to play after United.
“It is some time since I said that the only Premier League club I would play for other than Manchester United was Everton, so I am delighted that the move has happened.” He added
The 31-year-old former England football captain Wayne Rooney spent 13 years with United where he scored 253 goals in his 559 times appearance with the club.
In his 15-year career, the veteran player scored 323 goals and won the Champions League, Europa League, five Premier League titles, one FA Cup, three League Cups and one FIFA Club World Cup.
Everton announced that Rooney will wear number 10 shirt for the club and he is going to play under club’s manager and coach Ronald Koeman.
“I have come back to Everton because I believe Ronald Koeman is building a team that can win something and I look forward to playing my part in making that a reality for the club I have supported since a boy.” Rooney explained
Rooney is Everton’s sixth signing after goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, England defender Michael Keane, Netherlands midfielder Davy Klaassen, forwards Sandro Ramirez and Henry Onyekuru also joined this summer.
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