Wayne Rooney is ready to sign a new deal with Manchester United that will allow him to finish his career with the club.
The England international is currently impressing in his midfield role for Roy Hodgson’s men at Euro 2016 this summer, and new United boss Jose Mourinho intends on using him in the same position in Manchester too.
Despite having three years remaining on his current deal, Rooney has revealed his desire to sign a new long-term contract with Mourinho keen on making him a pivotal part of his plans.
“I have a contract at the club that I want to see out and wouldn’t be against extending it — but that’s up to the club,” Rooney said, as reported by The Sun.
Rooney went on to reiterate that United legend Ryan Giggs is the inspiration behind his positional switch and desire to continue to evolve his game to ensure that he remains at the top level moving forward.
With his pace and stamina diminishing, it was always a natural switch for the 30-year-old to make in the latter stages of his career, as despite struggling to lead the line up front on his own, his vision, passing and ability on the ball in general makes him an important figure in midfield.
Having now proved that with his displays for England, it would come as no surprise to see Mourinho follow suit and deploy him in midfield for United as of next season, which in turn will allow the Portuguese tactician to focus on other areas of the squad that he believes require strengthening.
Rooney has been one of the best performers for England in France so far this summer, and he’ll be desperate to extend that consistency and continue to play an important role for both club and country for many years to come.