Per Steven Goff, D.C. United is currently in serious discussions with Everton’s Wayne Rooney. Sources estimate the chance of this signing happening at 50%, and it would be meant to address D.C. United’s biggest need: goal-scoring. This comes after D.C. United made contact with Wayne Rooney’s people last year, but Black and Red United was told at the time that the contact then was very brief.
Wayne Rooney is internationally known for his time at Manchester United and with the English national team, though he has now returned to his boyhood club of Everton. He has scored 10 goals this Premier League season, starting very hot but not having scored since late December. He is the top scorer in English men’s national team history and second in all-time Premier League scoring.
We will break down the implications and chances of success going forward, but here are two contrasting ideas of how it could go, from Kevin McCauley and Thomas Floyd:
Take the $10m you're going to pay Rooney over those 1.5 seasons and put it into scouting and analysis instead.— Bucks Head Coach Becky Hammon (@kevinmccauley) May 8, 2018
You'll sell out the stadium if the team is good. People will stop paying to see Rooney if the team sucks, which it currently does, and he cannot change that alone.
I'm convinced a 32-year-old Wayne Rooney could have a David Villa-type impact in #MLS. The ability is there and he plays with work ethic — he just isn't the type to phone it in.— Thomas Floyd (@thomasfloyd10) May 8, 2018
More as we get it.