West Ham United Interested In Wayne Rooney As Manchester United Exit Looms
Posted by Matthew Jones | Published on March 21, 2017
According to Sky Sports News HQ, West Ham United are interested in signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United at the end of the season, if Manchester United are willing to dispatch the 31-year-old this summer.
With the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrik Mkhitaryan leading the front line for Manchester United this season, José Mourinho has struggled to fit the Manchester United legend into his plans. Rooney has made eighteen appearances this season and half of them were as a substitute. The Englishman has scored two goals this season and has provided 5 assists.
Manchester United have already rejected three bids from Chinese clubs for their captain, therefore the forward is expected to be sold for a high price despite his age. With 195 Premier League goals and five league titles to his name, several Premier League clubs hope that he could still do a job for them. The latest club to show interest is West Ham United.
Earlier today, Sky Sports News HQ stated that:
“A senior source at West Ham has confirmed they would be one of the clubs who would try to sign Rooney – if United give any indication that they will let him go. When asked to comment on how likely it was that Rooney would become a West Ham player, the source said: ‘Never say never’.”
Following Dimitri Payet’s £25million departure to Marseille in the January window, the Hammers are searching for a new attacking midfielder to improve Slaven Bilic’s goalscoring options. Expensive names such as Gylfi Sigurðsson and Ivan Perisic have also been mentioned as well as the Manchester United player. After several windows of disappointing recruitment, David Sullivan is expected to splash big cash this summer – mostly on a quality striker and experienced right back.
See Wayne Rooney’s special strike against Stoke City this season in the Premier League, breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record for Manchester United.
Where will Wayne Rooney wind up in the 2017/18 season: Manchester United, West Ham, Everton, China or MLS?