Wayne Rooney leaves Everton training complex early amid speculation on future

Wayne Rooney leaves Everton training complex early amid speculation on future

Wayne Rooney leaves Everton training complex early amid speculation on future

DC United coach Ben Olsen confirmed the club is interested in bringing Wayne Rooney to Major League Soccer, but says the deal "is not done". 'But as in terms of the clarity whether Wayne is leaving or staying, I'll find out a little more today when Wayne comes in for training.

Rooney is Everton's top scorer this season with 11 goals, despite not finding the net since mid-December.

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Reports claim that a deal in principle is in place which will see Rooney move Stateside for a spell with D.C. United this summer.

"The next level of recruitment has to be quality players to get into the team and make them better than what they are at this moment in time", the manager admitted in a press conference.

Lampard, (Patrick) Vieira...now you have Zlatan (Ibrahimovic), you have Wayne, so I hope he enjoys (it).

After being substituted in the Merseyside Derby draw with Liverpool last month, Rooney was visibly upset by the decision and was caught by cameras displaying his reaction to the decision with a verbal outburst.

Allardyce has played him in a midfield role in the second half of the season in an attempt to inject some creativity into the team, but that has affected the player's personal form and led to growing frustration.

Allardyce muttered darkly about not being able to play him alongside Gylfi Sigurdsson, Everton's other marquee summer signing, while at the same time complaining that Rooney did not get into the box enough. "It is up to them to put their game together on a consistent basis".

Allardyce's situation is also uncertain amid supporter unrest over recent performances, but the 63-year-old is intent on staying.

"I have a contract - a one-year contract". Then he is in the Premier League again with Everton, so I think his career in England was flawless.

Asked about planning for next season, the manager replied: "I've already done it".

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