Wayne Rooney is back at Everton, and it took just 34 minutes for the prodigal son to make his presence felt in a friendly against Kenyan club Gor Mahia. To use a baseball analogy, Rooney is firmly in the slow designated hitter phase of his career, but he can still hit the occasional home run when the moment arises.
Wayne Rooney is coming home. The 31-year-old Manchester United legend will once again don the blue jersey of boyhood club Everton. In some aspects, it's like he never left.
“I’ve kept it quiet for the last 13 years but I’ve been wearing Everton pyjamas at home with my kids,” Rooney said after the transfer was announced.
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Some people have speculated that Manchester UNited are ready to offer Rooney compensation to buy out the rest of his £250,000-a-week contract and see him off.
Rooney's deal with United until the deal expires in 2019.
While it is tough to believe they’d let Rooney go for free after such a long and fruitful career with the club; if we were only to analyze his performance this season, the move makes perfect sense.