England international and former Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney has signed for his boyhood club, Everton.
Former Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has joined Everton over the weekend on a free transfer. The announcement was made on Everton’s Twitter handle with photos.
According to BBC Sport, Rooney arrived at Everton’s Finch Park training ground on Saturday to have a medical, according to BBC Merseyside Sport.
Rooney, 31, has now returned to Goodison – 13 years after he left for United – despite interest from other clubs. United will waive a fee and may also fund part of Rooney’s £13m wages, it was learnt.
The deal is not connected to United’s ongoing pursuit of Everton forward Romelu Lukaku. Rooney signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract during the 2013-14 campaign, which included the option of a further season, but the Old Trafford club have no intention of triggering that clause.
The future of the the former England captain, who started 15 Premier League games last season, was a subject of speculation for several months.