English Premiership

Rooney moving Down Under?

2010-10-21 08:46
Wayne Rooney (AFP)

Perth - It might be tongue-in-cheek, but one former England football star says he's trying to talk Wayne Rooney into coming to Australia.

Robbie Fowler, a prolific Liverpool and England striker during the height of his career, said Thursday he spoke to Manchester United forward Rooney about joining the A-League's Perth Glory during a recent two-week holiday in Britain.

Rooney reportedly is looking for a new club after opting against a contract extension at Old Trafford. Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona have been touted in speculation as Rooney's next home team.

But Fowler says he's using his star power to attract Rooney's attention.

"It's probably only just come out lately about Wayne Rooney (wanting to leave) but being in the football know, I found out a couple of weeks ago," Fowler said in an audio clip on Perth Glory's website.

"So I just had to go home and see whether he would be interested in coming to Perth. And the signs were good. Really pleased with the chat we had and we'll see where it takes us. He's very, very interested. I told him what a lovely place it is."

"So he's umming and ahhing at the minute but it's looking good, mate."

Fowler's tone sounded serious during the short interview.

The Glory could use Rooney's help. They are on a five-game winless streak and have had to deal with the recent resignation of coach Dave Mitchell.

The club said it had not made a formal approach to Rooney, but it is interested.

"Well if, and it's a big 'if' Wayne Rooney was out of contract and Robbie Fowler could pull some strings we would love to have him at Perth Glory even as a guest," Glory deputy chairman Lui Giuliani said.

"If I said four years ago that Robbie Fowler would be playing for Perth Glory, I'm sure many people would have had a laugh."

Fowler became the A-League's biggest recruit in 2009 by agreeing to join the North Queensland Fury after a career in England in which he became one of Liverpool's greats, followed by stints at Manchester City, Blackburn and elsewhere. He is the fourth-highest all-time scorer in the English Premier League.

Read more on:    epl  |  wayne rooney  |  manchester united
NEXT ON SPORT24X

Khune open to PSL switch

2015-03-27 14:12

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
22 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
04 April 2015
Arsenal v Liverpool, Emirates Stadium 13:45
Everton v Southampton, Goodison Park 16:00
Leicester City v West Ham United, King Power Stadium 16:00
Swansea City v Hull City, Liberty Stadium 16:00
Manchester United v Aston Villa, Old Trafford 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Queens Park Rangers, The Hawthorns 16:00
Chelsea v Stoke City, Stamford Bridge 18:30
05 April 2015
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur, Turf Moor 14:30
Sunderland v Newcastle United, Stadium of Light 17:00
06 April 2015
Crystal Palace v Manchester City, Selhurst Park 21:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Would Lionel Messi be as potent in the EPL as he is in La Liga?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.