England and Manchester United’s captain and all-time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney has completed a move back to his boyhood club Everton on Sunday.
The 31-year-old signed a two year contract for an undisclosed fee bringing the curtain down on 13 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford.
Rooney – whose move comes the day after United announced they had agreed terms with Everton over buying their leading scorer Romelu Lukaku – will hope the move also revives his international career which somehow stalled last season.“It is some time since I said that the only Premier League club I would play for other than Manchester United was Everton, so I am delighted that the move has happened,” he said in a statement to The Press Association.
“Thirteen years ago I went to United with the intention of winning trophies and I have been fortunate to be a part of one of the most successful periods in the club’s history. I have come back to Everton because I believe (Everton manager) Ronald Koeman is building a team that can win something and I look forward to playing my part in making that a reality for the club I have supported since a boy.”
Rooney during his time at United won among other trophies five Premier League titles and a Champions League. Everton manager Ronald Koeman said “Wayne has shown me that ambition that we need and that winning mentality – he knows how to win titles and I’m really happy he’s decided to come home. He loves Everton and he was desperate to come back. He is still only 31 and I don’t have any doubts about his qualities. It’s fantastic he’s here.”Photo Credit: Getty