Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is reportedly considering a return to Everton, just days after Ronald Koeman left the door open for him.
The 31-year-old has spent 13 years at Old Trafford after leaving Everton, but particularly this season, he has seen his role diminish at the club.
With Jose Mourinho preferring other options for the most part, Rooney has been demoted into a bit-part role and in turn that has raised question marks about his future in Manchester.
When asked about whether or not he would be interested in taking Rooney back to Goodison Park earlier this week, Koeman insisted that he would be welcome, as per Sky Sports.
According to the latest Sky Sports report, Everton made an enquiry over possibly loaning Rooney for the rest of this season which was rejected, but with just 16 months to run on his current deal with the Red Devils, the question will be asked again if his long-term future is with the Premier League giants.
It’s claimed that the England international will have to make a decision between returning to Everton, moving to MLS or accepting a lucrative offer from China this summer, and so it really will come down a financial or sentimental decision.
There are several things that can of course dramatically change the situation, as noted by Sky Sports. It’s reported that Rooney’s agent was in China last week to discuss possible deals with interested parties, while there is also the possibility that Koeman moves on this summer.
The Dutchman has been linked with the post at Barcelona after Luis Enrique confirmed that he would step down at the end of the season, and the former Barca defender is one of the names being heavily linked with being appointed his successor.
In turn, it will certainly be worth monitoring the situation closely as it could take twists and turns before the summer.