Last night we brought you news about the on-going developments around Wayne Rooney’s situation at Everton. According to the Mirror, manager Marco Silva has told the veteran he doesn’t have a place for him in his side and should seek a move elsewhere.
The Portuguese boss has even gone to the trouble of identifying Norwich City star James Maddison as Rooney’s replacement and could target the England U21 international this week.
This news was just the latest development in what is now becoming something of a Rooney saga as he appears to edge ever closer to a move to America, specifically D.C. United and MLS.
Indeed, Rooney was seen in Belfast at the American consulate with his agent last week, seemingly dealing will all the visa paperwork ahead of his move to the states.
Throughout all of these updates there’s been little insight on how Rooney himself perceives the whole situation. Well, that’s now changed courtesy of the Mirror once again.
According to them Rooney is said to be furious at those in charge at Goodison Park as he feels he is being forced out of the club this summer.
He wants to stay on Merseyside and see out the last year of his contract but knows he is not in Silva’s plans and would face the prospect of extremely limited game time in the twilight of his career.
That has left him feeling the club are forcing him into making the move away, presumably to get his salary off the wage bill.