Rooney set to travel to DC to discuss MLS move

Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 0comments  |  Jump to last

Updated Wayne Rooney will fly to the US capital this week to undergo a medical exam and discuss the finer points of his proposed move to DC United according to Washington Post sources.

The newspaper cites sources close to the situation who claim that Rooney will have face-to-face talks with the Major League Soccer club on Thursday as he seeks to conclude a transfer away from Everton after just one season back at Goodison Park.

Suggestions that Rooney could move on this summer surfaced in the build-up to Everton's final match of the season against West Ham. There was speculation that he might wait to see whether or not Sam Allardyce was retained as the Blues' boss but the deal seems to have progressed in the interim.

Despite the fact that DC United listed Rooney's name as an option for ordering merchandise off their official website this week press reports regarding Rooney's visit, which he will make from the Caribbean where he is on holiday, are remaining cautious, saying that he will further assess the terms offered as well as the area's suitability his family.

Further indications from the UK media have it that Rooney will hold further talks with Everton before making a final decision but that he is also upset at the Blues' willingness to let him go.

One of the Post's sources is quoted as saying: “By no means is it a done deal, but it's a step in the right direction,” but .

Assuming everything is agreed, Rooney's move wouldn't officially come into effect until 10th July when the MLS transfer window opens. He is believed to be agreeing to a £12m compensation package, with Everton likely to cancel his contract and reap the almost £8m they'll save in wages over the remainder of his contract in lieu of a transfer fee.  

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