Move Set To Go Ahead
Everton striker Wayne Rooney has been given permission to speak to MLS side DC United.
The former England skipper has cut short a family holiday in Barbados to speak to the American club ahead of a possible £12million move.
Rooney was seen being whisked through the Grantley Adams Airport in the capital Bridgetown before stepping on a plane heading for Washington.
The MLS club are willing to chip in to Rooney’s £300,000-a-week. For his part, Rooney will meet with DC United chief Jason Levien and general manager Dave Kasper. He will also be given a tour of the city and the club’s new stadium, Audi Field. If he finds an area suitable for him and his family to live in then the deal could be on.
Rooney’s future has been in doubt since the end of a season in which he scored 11 goals but failed to find the net since before Christmas.
It had been thought that the departure last week of Sam Allardyce would dispel the rumours surrounding Rooney’s departure. Instead, it seems that his exit is still likely to go ahead.
Rooney wouldn’t be able to sign for DC until the MLS mid-season transfer window opens in July.