It’s clear that Wayne Rooney’s days at Manchester United are numbered. If the England captain wants regular first team football then he’ll have to leave Old Trafford. But, in case you didn’t hear about this in your cave on the, eh, moon, his contract with United isn’t bad. £300,000-a-week is a decent consolation for the blow of being picked last. But Rooney might weigh up his options and decide a move is best for his career and brand.
The little Wazzcal actually has more options than simply choosing between China or America. Italy is also in the mix. Calcio Mercato reports today that Inter Milan are interested in bringing Rooney to Serie A, which is a damning reflection of the state of their recruitment policy. Maybe they base that stuff on FIFA game ratings.
It’s not that Inter don’t buy good players, it’s that the managers in charge haven’t deployed them in the most beneficial way. Ricardo Quaresma and Hernanes are two big money flops that spring to mind. Nemanja Vidic didn’t feel at home under the tutelage of Roberto Mancini. It makes one think about who’s sanctioning these transfers.
Is it likely that Frank De Boer really wants to buy Wayne Rooney?