Wayne Rooney’s second spell at Everton has officially come to and, with confirmation of his move to DC United.
The Premier League side have confirmed that, 12 months after rejoining Everton from Manchester United, the former England international would be departing Goodison Park once again and embarking on a new life in the MLS.
Goodbye and good luck, Wayne! ?
— Everton (@Everton) June 28, 2018
Rooney travelled to the American capital on Thursday to finalise the transfer, with formalities of the deal to be sorted out when the MLS transfer window opens on July 10th, at which point the 32-year-old will leave English football behind and travel down the same route as former international teammates such as David Beckham, Ashley Cole, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard.
— D.C. United (@dcunited) June 28, 2018
Rooney returned to Everton last summer in what was a large period of investment under Ronald Koeman. However, while it was not a memorable season for the club by any stretch, Rooney himself emerged from the campaign with a creditable ten goals from 31 Premier League games – his best league return in three years.
New Toffees manager Marco Silva had previously indicated a willingness to keep Rooney on Merseyside next season, but accepted that he would not stand in the forward’s way if he still wanted to leave the club.