English Premiership

Rooney agrees 'deal in principle' to join DC United

2018-05-10 15:11
Sam Allardyce and Wayne Rooney (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Wayne Rooney has agreed a deal in principle that could see him leave Everton to join Major Soccer League side DC United at the end of the season in a £12.5 million deal.

Rooney's representatives have been in the US to finalise a two-year deal with the former England captain willing to leave the English Premiership.

The former Manchester United striker is the only player to score over 200 goals and provide more than 100 assists in the Premier League having scored 208 goals while creating 103 assists.

The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that Rooney is in advanced talks to join D.C. United from Everton, with a year remaining on his contract.

The 32-year-old is reportedly frustrated with his role at his boyhood club, where he returned last July.

England's all-time record goalscorer with 53 in 119 caps from 2003 through 2016, has netted 10 times for Everton this season.

His haul of 208 Premier League goals rank second only to Alan Shearer.

D.C. United would have to pay a transfer fee or have Rooney negotiate a free move, but either would help them fill their new 20 000-seat home stadium, Audi Field, that is set to debut in mid-July.

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