Reports from BBC Sport suggest that Everton midfielder Wayne Rooney has agreed a ‘deal in principle’ with Major League Soccer club DC United ahead of a transfer this summer.
However, Rooney is still capable of playing in the Premier League and at only 32 years of age, Manchester United’s leading goalscorer should sign for West Ham United and reunite with former boss David Moyes.
The current Hammers boss managed Rooney at both Everton and Manchester United, and although the pair had a high-profile falling out in the late 2000s, Moyes has publicly said their relationship has been repaired.
In addition, during Moyes’ ill-fated spell at United, he successfully convinced the attacker to remain at Old Trafford, amid intense interest from Chelsea.
It is clear that Moyes and Rooney have a uniquely close bond, and it would be a prudent move for the former England captain to link up with his old manager and remain in the Premier League.
Although the aging star has struggled at times this season, Rooney nevertheless has bagged an impressive ten league goals for the Toffees. Yet, he is without a goal in 2018 and is clearly showing signs of fatigue.
But just because Rooney is no longer at his exhilarating best does not mean he needs to move across the pond to the far weaker MLS. A player of his talents undoubtedly would be head and shoulders above the average player in the American league.
Rooney should remain in England and switch to the London Stadium, where he can add much-needed composure and panache to a West Ham side that has endured a torrid season.
A reunion with former manager David Moyes at West Ham would be the perfect transfer for Wayne Rooney. A move to America can wait another couple of seasons.