Sport Rooney: Everton made it clear they wanted me to leave

01:10  13 july  2018
01:10  13 july  2018 Source:   goal.com

Everton end interest in signing Kieran Tierney

  Everton end interest in signing Kieran Tierney Despite some fierce speculation regarding Kieran Tierney’s future, it seems a move to the Premier League with Everton is now unlikely as the merseyside club have ended their interest in the young full-back. Alasdair Lamont of the BBC today confirmed this latest breakthrough on Twitter. Twitter: Everton decide against pursuing their interest in Kieran Tierney. (@BBCAlLamont This news will be music to the ears of Celtic fans who were desperate to hold on to their young prodigy. The 21-year-old has been a supporter of the club for his whole life and joined Celtic at the age of just seven. According to earlier reports, it had seemed a £25 million switch down south was becoming more and more likely but whilst no move was fully agreed, it all now seems dead in the water. Tierney featured yesterday for Celtic in the 7-0 hammering of Shamrock Rovers and will be a crucial player when the Champions League Qualifiers kick off next week.

" It would have to be massive for him to want leave Everton ," the former England manager told Talksport. It was all downhill from there, sadly, with Rooney 's appearances restricted under Allardyce in a reined-in midfield role and his frustrations made public when he was clearly furious to be

Rooney said he told his agent Paul Stretford to "go and speak to them , let's make it happen" when "There were other options there but once I knew that Everton wanted me to come back then it was the only option for me," he added. Rooney 's wife, Coleen: "The time has come to leave Man Utd .

Wayne Rooney © Provided by Goal Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney has revealed that Everton "made it clear" they wanted him to leave the club before his move to DC United last month.

Rooney returned to Goodison Park last July following a trophy-laden 13-year stint at Manchester United, and went on to net 11 goals for the Toffees, finishing 2017-18 as their top scorer.

The 32-year-old failed to find consistency in an often-struggling side, though, and new manager Marco Silva and director of football Marcel Brands confirmed in June that the former England captain was in talks with MLS club DC.

The forward finally completed the move on 28 June, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract, suggesting at the time that the decision to leave Merseyside was not just down to him.

French giants line up swoop for Everton goalkeeper

  French giants line up swoop for Everton goalkeeper Lille are considering making an offer to Everton for backup goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, according to a report from France Football. The 35-year-old joined Everton in 2016 but the arrival of Jordan Pickford last summer means he has very little chance of earning a starting role at Goodison Park in the near future. Lille are looking for a backup goalkeeper of their own as they look for somebody to act as a number two behind their first-choice shot-stopper Mike Maignan and they are considering making a move for Stekelenburg. Whether Everton would be willing to let the former Dutch international leave at this moment in time remains to be seen as they’ve already let Joel Robles leave to sign for Real Betis. However, if the Blues can find another backup, perhaps one who’ll be on a smaller salary then Stekelenburg, then they will likely allow him to leave, should he decide that he fancies making a move to France.

Wayne Rooney : Everton was the only club I wanted to join – video. I did that. But I knew I had to leave for my career.” Moving to a suite overlooking the Goodison pitch, Rooney made it clear he had abandoned his wish to reinvent himself as a midfielder and would be leading from the front for

R omelu Lukaku was always going to leave a big hole to fill at Everton but few would have predicted a combination of, say, Wayne Rooney and Olivier Giroud, perhaps to take over in the likely event of the Belgian striker’s departure. Reported overtures to Arsenal’s Giroud make perfect sense

He has now expanded on the reasons behind his move, saying that it became clear that he did not feature in the club's first-team plans.

Rooney - who is set to make his debut against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday - told ESPN: "Obviously at Manchester United that [playing] wasn't happening as much as I would have liked and I quite easily could have stayed there with two years left on my contract and picked up the wages and been happy with that and that's it.

"But I wanted to play, went back to Everton and had a year there, then as I've said before, Everton made it clear towards the end of the season that they'd be happy for me to leave.

"For whatever reason, I still don't know. I felt I was doing okay, I was top goal scorer [despite] playing most of the season from midfield.

"But that's football. And that gave me a decision to make, and I made this decision."

"I said to Everton, 'Listen, I'm not a kid and if this [leaving the club] is what you want, tell me. If you want me to stay, tell me' and we talked about it.

"So, this option became available as well as a few different ones, and I just felt this was the right one."

Wayne Rooney reveals reasons for DC United move as he admits he 'didn't want to hang around and be a dead weight' for Marco Silva at Everton .
Wayne Rooney did not want to be a 'dead weight' at Everton and was happy to move Stateside, the new DC United striker said. Rooney made his debut in MLS at the weekend.Rooney came off the bench to make his debut for the MLS side at the weekend and played a part in two goals as his new side beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1.

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