Wayne Rooney would make Everton stronger claims Ronald Koeman
Koeman leaves door open for Rooney to make a return to Goodison Park
February 28th, 2017
We all love a feel-good story and the prospect of Wayne Rooney playing in an Everton FC shirt again is an exciting one, with the striker considering his future options ahead of the summer.
Rooney has clearly contemplated the prospect of playing in the Chinese Super League recently, although it might be that the striker wants to continue in the Premier League and he would clearly be welcomed back by Ronald Koeman.
“I believe that Wayne Rooney is still playing at a high level,” the Dutchman told Sky Sports on Tuesday. “I think he made a good choice to stay at Manchester United and in the Premier League because he has still two or three years in front of him to play on a high level.
“What will happen at the end of the season? I don’t know but in my opinion he is one of the players who can make Everton more stronger.
“It’s all about what the player likes, what Manchester United needs to do, and we are not involved in that project. But every player that we at Everton think can make the team stronger is welcome to Everton.”
Director of football Steve Walsh agreed with his colleague that Rooney would boost the club enormously.
“Wayne Rooney is one of the greatest players that has ever played the game in England and for us not to be interested would be wrong,” he said. “He started his career here and if the opportunity arose that he could come back and it sat well with everyone, it is something we would consider.
“He is a class apart, he sees things, and all the things that have been said about Wayne are true. He comes into that category of being one of England’s greatest ever players, so why wouldn’t we be interested?
“I think the whole thing would be euphoric. I think we could sell a lot of shirts, that’s for sure. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Wayne is contracted to Manchester United and made a decision to continue to play for them. Let’s wait and see what happens in the future.”