Everton midfielder Wayne Rooney is in “serious talks” with Washington DC about a move to the MLS in the summer, according to a report.
But supporters of the American side are mainly against the news.
However, his manager at the Blues, Sam Allardyce, has reacted to the reports and said that it would take a “massive offer” to see the former Manchester United and England hitman exit the club.
Despite a good start to his return at his boyhood club, Rooney’s form has nose-dived and when he was substituted against Liverpool in the Premier League back in April, he appeared visibly frustrated.
However, Big Sam chose to continue with the player in the next game despite the fact that fans were growing increasingly concerned with the player’s form, as well as his lack of guile and pace.
And it would appear those worries have crossed the Atlantic, as fans of the MLS side are not overawed to hear that the all-time England international top scorer could be making the switch to America, with just a few positive responses.
Here is a selection of Washington DC United fans reacting to the news of Rooney’s potential arrival:
Rooney would still shred MLS defenses at this stage of his career. Rooney is also a massive upgrade over any forward currently on #DCU roster. Please make this happen!
— MAK (@Matt_Keenan_540) May 8, 2018
You misspelled New York Red Bulls, I hope. #DCU
— Jay! (@JayRockerz) May 8, 2018
— DC United with Pride (@unitednightout) May 8, 2018
What? Wayne Rooney to DCU? pic.twitter.com/tAe5lCN58y
— Murr (@MurrDCU) May 9, 2018
No.. Nope.. Nada..
— tammyinlalaland (@tammyinlalaland) May 8, 2018
NO NO NO. Well past his sell by date and way too expensive. Plus the obvious based on my pseudonym
— Bob (@liverbird5006) May 8, 2018
— John (@zzAverageGeekzz) May 8, 2018
I don’t want him because he played for manure and plays for neverton
— #OLSENOUT (@ffsdcu) May 9, 2018