By Richard Parks

Everton fans have delivered mixed verdicts on Twitter after it was reported that Wayne Rooney is on the verge of agreeing a £12.5million transfer from Everton to MLS club DC United.

The Daily Mail claim the Premier League legend, 32, told the Goodison Park hierarchy on Wednesday that he wants to quit his boyhood club after just a year of a second spell that has turned sour and head to the United States.

It is said that Rooney’s agent, Paul Stretford, was in the US capital to discuss a contract that will run until the end of 2020 and that the transfer is in line to be confirmed when the MLS window opens on 10 July.

The Mail report the deal is being brokered by DC United chief executive Jason Levien, who is also the co-owner of Premier League side Swansea City.

Rooney returned to Everton last summer after a trophy-filled 13 years at Manchester United and initially did well, scoring seven Premier League goals by November.

But United’s record goalscorer has struggled to make an impact under Sam Allardyce and has cut a frustrated figure in recent months, during which time he’s been in and out of the side.

Everton fans appear split on social media as to whether selling Rooney is the right move for the club, with one claiming

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

In other Everton news, Moshiri will hold talks with a £1.7million-a-year man and is ready to pay his release clause and double his wages to get the deal done.

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