Man Utd legend Wayne Rooney has reportedly completed his medical with Everton ahead of his return to Goodison Park this summer.
As noted by Sky Sports, the 31-year-old is expected to head to Everton as part of the deal taking Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford in a deal worth £90m.
13 years after leaving for his move to United, the England international will now seal an emotional homecoming to finally put an end to speculation over his future having been heavily linked with an exit for months.
Rooney was seen at Finch Farm on Saturday and it’s now claimed that he’s passed his medical. In turn, all that’s left to sort out is the details of the transfer fee and personal terms, and he will likely be back with the Toffees by next week.
Having struggled for regular playing time under Jose Mourinho last season, coupled with the reinforcements that are expected to arrive at Old Trafford this summer, it feels as though Rooney has come to a natural end to his spell with the Premier League giants.
Having scored 251 goals in over 500 appearances, he also became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer last season, and having won every trophy possible with the club, the time to move on has come and he will undoubtedly relish a return to Everton.
While he will expect to be handed a prominent role by Ronald Koeman next season, it could yet rescue his hopes to make the England squad for next summer’s World Cup in Russia, but he will undoubtedly have to put sentiment aside and prove himself as he won’t be able to just walk straight into the team.