The United captain could swap Old Trafford for China in the summer
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is subject of interest from the Chinese Super League which could make him the highest-paid player in the world.
Reports suggest the 31-year-old could finally bow out at Old Trafford, after scoring a club-record 250 goals for United during their 1-1 draw with Stoke City on Saturday, in the summer – with the club unlikely to offer him a new deal.
Rooney has failed to have the impact he used to impose on the Red Devils team during his prime and has played a reduced role under Jose Mourinho.
And with his deal expiring in the summer of 2019, the club are in no rush to sell but will listen to significant offers for a player who has provided tremendous service to the club since joining from Everton in 2004.
China are ready to make his huge £300,000-a-week wages look small with a £60 million-a-year two-year deal set to make him the first player to earn £1 million a week.
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It’s expected he would only stay in China for a relatively short space of time, but a source from The Sun admits it would be a drastic move for Rooney and his family.
“He would probably sign a two-year deal in China and will earn more in that time than he has done during the whole of his United career.” a source from The Sun said.
“It will be a big wrench for him and Coleen and their boys because they are very settled in Cheshire and Coleen in particular is very close to her family. The boys are happy at school.
“But they both know a footballer’s career is a short one and it would be silly for Wayne not to maximise his earning potential, especially as he’s approaching the latter stages of his career.”
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