Wayne Rooney in advanced talks with MLS side DC United

After 16 years Wayne Rooney could soon say goodbye to the Premier League.
After 16 years Wayne Rooney could soon say goodbye to the Premier League.

Wayne Rooney is in advanced talks with MLS side DC United, and a move could be completed as early as Monday, Sky Sports News understands.

It is understood that more than a month of negotiations between Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford, DC United and Everton could be concluded, paving the way for the 32-year old to end his 16-year stint in the Premier League and sign a two-year, £3.8m-a-year deal.

Sky Sports News also understands an agreement will allow for Rooney to return to Goodison Park at a later date to take up a coaching role.

Negotiations have centred on the year left on Rooney’s contract. It’s thought no transfer fee will be paid by DC United, but they will pay a significant proportion of the last 12 months of his £180k-a-week deal.

The agreement will allow Rooney to apply for a US visa before joining his new DC team-mates for training ahead of a likely debut at home to the Vancouver Whitecaps on July 15.

Last week, Rooney flew into Washington from a family holiday in Barbados to undergo a medical and hold talks with DC’s managing general partner Jason Levien and general manager Dave Kasper.

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