Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Manchester United star Wayne Rooney could make a return to Everton this summer.
The Gunners are set to take on the Merseyside club in Sunday’s crucial campaign-ending match, and nothing but a win will be enough.
Wenger will be happy not to see Rooney on his opponent’s team sheet, given Wayne has notched up 14 goals and seven assists against his side, but he can foresee a return for the Man United striker in the future.
The Arsenal chief was asked if he believed Wayne Rooney could return to his former club Everton, to which he responded: “Why not? Why not, it’s possible, yes.”
He added: “Look, he started there and I believe first of all he’s under contract at Manchester United. I don’t know if he wants to come back to Everton.
“At the moment, maybe he has a decision to make. Will he finish his career at Manchester United or will he go back at some stage to Everton, I don’t know.”
at 31 years-of-age, Wayne Rooney should still be in his prime, but in recent seasons he has hit a downward spiral. Jose Mourinho has allowed him only 14 starts in the league this term, while last year Louis Van Gaal even attempted to move him into midfield to bring his game back to life.
The England and Manchester United captain now looks destined to quit the club, with moves to China and the MLS both mooted, but maybe Everton could be an option.
Rooney left the Blue side of the Mersey to join United 13 years ago, and has scored 183 league goals in that time, but maybe he could return to Everton this summer to add to his tally of 15 that he notched up prior to that.
Would Everton welcome Rooney back? Does he still have enough ability to play in a mid-table PL side?