'It's possible' - Arsene Wenger believes Everton can sign prolific PL striker
By Harvey Byrne
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that Everton can re-sign academy graduate Wayne Rooney from Manchester United this summer.
The 31-year-old attacker has been heavily linked with a return to the Toffees in recent months with his role at the Old Trafford giants being reduced this season following the appointment of Jose Mourinho last summer.
He has however still managed to return eight goals and 10 assists in 37 appearances in all competitions for Manchester United this season and many believe he still has what it takes to remain in England’s top-flight.
Now, experienced Gunners boss Wenger has revealed that he believes “it’s possible” that Everton can bring in Rooney this summer, but he also told that he doesn’t know where the 119-time capped England international will finish his career.
“Why not? It’s possible yes – he started there,” told Wenger, as quoted by Football.London.
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“He is under contract with United and he has a decision to make.
“Will he finish his career at United or will he go back at some stage to Everton? I don’t know.”
Rooney joined the Everton academy aged nine before making his professional debut for the club in 2002 at just nine years old.
He impressed many during his early stages and earned a £25.6million move to Manchester United just two years later in 2004.
The forward has since become one of the Premier League greats, winning five top-flight titles in his career and he also boasts a prolific record in the English top division with the striker bagging a fine 198 goals in 459 outings.
In other Everton transfer news, this Toffees striker deal could be delayed due to dispute.