English Premiership

Los Angeles FC target Rooney for 2018

2016-11-16 10:05
Wayne Rooney (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Los Angeles FC owner Tom Penn has voiced his interest in signing Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney in 2018.

The England international has stated that he is not interested in a move away from Old Trafford after struggling to cement his place in Jose Mourinho's side.

However, LA FC, who will make their MLS debut in two years' time, are eager to bring players with big reputations to the club as they build a team capable of competing with the best in the USA.

"Wayne Rooney is an example of the calibre of player we are looking to bring to LA FC," Penn told ESPN FC.

"He is one of 10 names we are looking at, but we are a long way from signing anybody up right now.

"We are still 18 months away from our first MLS game, so we will see if players of Rooney's status and reputation are interested.

"But LA FC is a club with the ambition to match its surroundings, so it is important for us to attract players with a global reputation."

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