By Will Butcher
Ronald Koeman has revealed that he wants to bring former Everton star Wayne Rooney back to Goodison Park.
The 31-year-old Manchester United striker is currently out of favour at Old Trafford under Jose Mourinho, as critics continue to question where he is best utilised on the pitch.
Speaking ahead of Everton’s Premier League clash against West Ham on Sunday, Sky Sports revealed on their official Twitter account that Koeman would be tempted to sign Rooney.
“Wayne Rooney is a great player,” Koeman said. “He is still not finished, he hasn’t finished his career, but I don’t know what his situation is and that’s not my problem.
“But if we get the opportunity to see Rooney as an option for Everton then of course I will be very pleased.”
The former Everton hero is currently behind the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Juan Mata in the Manchester United side, as he continues to be used as both a striker and a midfielder.
However, United are under no pressure to sell their captain as he still has three years remaining on his Old Trafford contract which is believed to be worth around £300,000 a week, according to the BBC.
After coming through the ranks at Goodison Park, Rooney made 77 league and cup appearances for the Toffees, scoring 17 goals in just 29 starts before moving to Manchester United in 2004.
On the pitch, Everton face the in-form Hammers on Sunday as they look to secure their first win in six league and cup encounters.
In other Everton transfer news, Koeman is also eyeing a move for this Serie A midfielder.