Manchester United are contemplating a bid from the Chinese Super League for club captain, Wayne Rooney, that is according to the Manchester Evening News. However, any potential move wouldn’t happen until the summer, despite the fact the Chinese Super League transfer window doesn’t close for over a week.
The Red Devils will only consider shipping out their current longest serving player if they’re able to bring in a player of the same calibre – it hasn’t been confirmed yet as to whether bids for Connor Wickham, Arouna Kone and Jonathan Walters have been lodged, though.
After 12 years at Old Trafford, would Rooney really consider a move to China?
Wazza Roo is five goals behind United’s all-time record goalscorer Sir Bobby Charlton, however, despite being so close to the record, Rooney’s current injury troubles coupled with the fact he has regularly resembled a drunk elephant in front of goal this season, he may need another campaign to take top spot.
Roo would earn £500,000-a-week and in turn become the highest paid footballer in world football.
The England captain is 30 at the moment, meaning he, at worst, still has three years or so in amongst the elite clubs in the game (or he could choose to stay at United).
Roo would still have plenty of suitors in the upper echelons of the beautiful game should he leave Old Trafford before he has to consider China.
The story doesn’t actually name the interested Chinese club, therefore, there’s a chance Roo could end up at Beijing Renhe with Nikica Jelavic or at Shanghai SIPG with Asamoah Gyan up top.
Nobody wants that.