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Everton board split over potential big money signing of superstar

Rooney

According to reports from the Daily Mirror, the Everton hierarchy are split in terms of luring former youth product Wayne Rooney back to Goodison Park.

Club chairman Ben Kenwright and manager Ronald Koeman are keen to bring Rooney back to provide guidance to youngsters such as Ademola Lookman, Mason Holgate, Tom Davies, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Matthew Pennington.

However other board members are questioning whether bringing Rooney back to his roots is a good idea given that the Merseyside club will likely have to fork out £21 million to secure the services of Rooney on a three year deal worth £150,000-a-week.

Should Rooney wish to regain his place in the England squad, then going to Everton will be a good move. The 31-year-old all time leading England and Manchester United goal scorer Rooney, has also reportedly received offers from China as well as the MLS.

Should he move to one of those Leagues however, Rooney’s England career will effectively be brought to an end given that the divisions are not considered to be on par with the Premier League.