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Former Manchester United Star Wayne Rooney To Play For DC United In The MLS

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| May 11 , 2018 , 16:43 IST

Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney is all set to join the American football league in MLS, as per media reports on Thursday.

It has been suggested a £12.5 million ($17 million) deal has been agreed that could see the 32-year-old leave his boyhood club Everton just 12 months after rejoining them from Manchester United.

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Reports say Rooney has been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 season, although the MLS transfer window does not open until July.

DC United are currently rock-bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference table with five points from seven games.

He will join the likes of David Beckham, Steven Gerrard, Andre Pirlo and recently Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the coveted names list of people who joined the MLS in the twilight of their career.

His Everton manager Sam Allardyce earlier this week asked his captain to see out his remaining contract.

“There have been rumours about Wayne going abroad, China or America. It would have to be massive for him to want to leave Everton,” he said.

Allardyce and Rooney have had their differences and the player's show of dissent when substituted in April's Merseyside derby resulted in clear-the-air talks between the pair.