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Rooney To Make Sensational Everton Return And Giroud Will Follow Man Utd Legend To Goodison Park

Wayne Rooney is set for a sensational return to Everton by the end of this week.

Wayne Rooney is returning to Everton after losing his place in the Manchester United team.

The Everton bosses are will continue their summer spending spree by splurging £20million for securing the signatures of Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud.

Man Utd legend Rooney has been axed from the Red Devils squad that will fly off to the USA on Sunday for their pre-season campaign.

Rooney has found life difficult at Man Utd after the arrival of Jose Mourinho. He has gone down the pecking order and has played the role of a fringe player last season.

Rooney went down the pecking order last term.

Manchester United and England’s all-time leading goalscorer has lacked game time both in the club and international circuit.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has axed Rooney from the current squad as he rested his hopes on his younger guns.

He had been linked with a move to China during the January transfer window but sources claim that his agent failed to agree in principle over a transfer with two Chinese Super League clubs.

Rooney has remained an Everton fan throughout his time at OId Trafford.

Earlier, Everton had cooled down their interest in Wayne Rooney, but sources close to both the clubs revealed that the transfer move is on the brink of completion with Old Trafford officials saying last night that the deal is all but done.

Man Utd’s all-time leading goalscorer had joined the Red Devils in 2004 for a £26.5m transfer fee and now the former England skipper is all set to reunite with his boyhood club.

The English striker had given a nod to the deal after a summer break when he discussed his future in detail with his wife Coleen and other members in his family.

Wayne Rooney was a teenage goal hero at Everton when he burst onto the scene.

There were no concrete offers from the MLS and interest from the Chinese Super League has also cooled down because of the Beijing government’s new 100 per cent tax on foreign signings.

And earlier this year, Rooney had accentuated that if he had to play in the Premier League, he would either stay put at Man Utd or he would join the Toffees, where he began his footballing career.

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is also on his way to Everton.

Rooney is set to take up the No 10 role with Giroud up front at Everton as Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of completing a move to Chelsea for £90m.

Everton scout Carlo Jacomuzzi said: “We’re signing Giroud for £20m. It’s a bargain compared to the £22m Napoli asked us for Duvan Zapata.”

Koeman is busy bolstering his squad with the expected Lukaku cash, and has already roped in five players, including keeper Jordan Pickford, defender Michael Keane and midfielder Davy Klaassen.

Wayne Rooney will form a partnership up front with Olivier Giroud.

And now it is understood that Man Utd would allow Rooney to leave on a free transfer but only if he does not ask that the final two years on his existing contract are paid up.

FootTheBall sources confirm that Everton will match his existing £250,000-a-week wage packet on a two-year deal, with an additional option of extending the contract by a year.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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