Wayne Rooney could leave Manchester United for £20million – report

by Leo Nieboer

Wayne Rooney could leave Manchester United over the next few weeks following interest from several MLS and Chinese Super League sides, according to reports.

It was reported earlier this season that Rooney, back during his period out of the first team, would be offered a chance to kickstart his career in China.

However Rooney, speaking not long after becoming Man United’s all-time top scorer, insisted that he was happy at Old Trafford.

But it has been reported by M.E.N‘s Samuel Luckhurst that Beijing Guoan are lining up a £20m offer for the Englishman.

The CSL transfer window closes on February 28, and various big names such as Carlos Tevez, Oscar and Ramires have already made the switch to China over the past few months. Even second tier side Shenzhen, managed by Sven-Goran Eriksson, have expressed a desire to secure the Englishman’s services.

Firstly, in a world where Crystal Palace paid £32m for Christian Benteke, you would expect a much higher offer than £20m for Man United and England’s all-time top scorer. I mean, this is the same league that offered Real Madrid £250m for Cristiano Ronaldo. No, you really did read that right. £250m.

Ed Woodward, in turn, will know that he could use Rooney’s enormous worldwide reputation to his advantage when entering negotiations with these nascent Chinese sides.

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