Everton fans on Twitter: Wayne Rooney's retirement, signing a new striker, Hadjuk Split build-up

The big news of the day for Everton fans came from one of their new signings as Wayne Rooney, who rejoined his boyhood club this summer, announced his retirement from international football in order to focus on his club form.

England’s record goalscorer revealed his decision on his official website, with a statement to Gareth Southgate and fans discussing why he had chose to bring the curtain down on his international career.

Rooney, who had been left out of the last England squad, said: “Now I want to focus all my energies on helping them be successful.”

Aside from Rooney’s retirement, fans had been commenting on Everton’s hunt for a new striker. As reported by the Liverpool Echo, Ronald Koeman is keen to add a new front man and it is suggested that they have been given a price for Benfica’s Raul Jimenez.

The Portuguese club have told the Toffees that they will have to pay £45 million for the Mexico international, a price-tag that seems hugely inflated considering Jimenez’s value to his side.

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The striker is often a substitute for Benfica and he has only scored 24 goals in 80 appearances.

Elsewhere, Everton fans have been building in anticipation for their Europa League clash against Hadjuk Split.

Toffees fans have been discussing all three topics on social media, here is what they have had to say on Twitter:

Many were delighted about Rooney’s international retirement…

https://twitter.com/jennifer1878/status/900395025141387264

https://twitter.com/EFCFansCorner/status/900382819603681281

https://twitter.com/bluezippy75/status/900380474782175233

https://twitter.com/evertonandy1/status/900374400708497408

https://twitter.com/LThe1/status/900354693666414593

Yet, the reaction about the potential signing of Raul Jimenez wasn’t met as enthusiastically…

https://twitter.com/AllThingsFodder/status/900294384763187200

https://twitter.com/mikehEFC/status/900364637383778305

https://twitter.com/GardinerEFC/status/900299525293821954

https://twitter.com/JM_EFC/status/900114110670659589

https://twitter.com/EFC_Matty/status/898823149361524736

Elsewhere, the anticipation for the Hadjuk Split clash is growing…

https://twitter.com/joefblue/status/900297252496961537

https://twitter.com/Becky__B2/status/900296357168242688

https://twitter.com/BarryWilliams93/status/900261545803960320

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