Everton manager Ronald Koeman hasn’t ruled out the possibility of the club bringing Wayne Rooney back to Goodison Park from Manchester United.
The 31-year-old left Everton to move to Old Trafford in 2004, but as he enters the latter stages of his career and his form dips, he has dropped out of the starting line-up for both club and country.
However, despite that, Koeman believes that Rooney has a great deal left to offer, and although he stopped short of confirming his interest in the United veteran, he didn’t rule out a move in the future depending on how the situation develops between now and the end of the season.
“He’s a great player, he’s still not finished his career,” he said, as seen in the video below courtesy of Sky Sports. “I don’t know how his situation is. That’s not my problem. Of course, if there is a possibility that Rooney is an option for Everton, I’m very pleased.”
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Rooney has made 12 appearances in all competitions so far this season for United, but has scored just one goal and created five as he remains unsure of his future given the fierce competition for places in Mourinho’s squad in the positions that he wishes to take up.
His long-touted move to midfield hasn’t materialised with any great success, and so whether or not he finds himself back at Everton before the end of his career remains to be seen.