Although Wayne Rooney’s relationship with the Manchester United fans has been a bit fractious in recent times, there is no denying that the striker will ultimately go down as a club legend.
Having spent over a decade at Old Trafford, Rooney has made 450 appearances for the Red Devils and is currently third in the all time leading club goalscorers list with 219 goals.
Now 28 and having recently signed a multimillion contract which will keep him at the club till he is 33, it is widely accepted that the English superstar will see out his career at United.
Rooney looks set to see out his career with United
However, Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has opened the door of Rooney making a return to his boyhood club by saying that the striker is always welcome to make a move back to Goodison Park before he retires.
Despite the striker not being a popular figure among the Everton fans, Kenwright has admitted that he would like to bring Rooney back to Merseyside but added that he will only look to do so with the consent of manager Roberto Martinez.
Kenwright wants to bring Rooney back to Everton
Speaking to BBC Five Live, Kenwright said, “He comes back to Goodison. He’s an Evertonian and his family are. He is welcome to come back.”
“In all honesty, all I ever do is advise. I am not sidestepping the question. It is always going to be Roberto Martinez’s choice.”
Rooney does not share the best of relationships with the Everton fans
Rooney started his career at Everton and famously announced himself to the world with some brilliant performances for the Toffees’ in his two seasons at the club despite his tender age.
But his acrimonious exit from the club back in 2004 left a bitter taste in the mouth of Everton supporters and the strikers’ relationship with the Toffees’ faithful has not improved ever since.