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

01:35  13 july  2018
01:35  13 july  2018 Source:   goal.com

Rooney: Everton made it clear they wanted me to leave

  Rooney: Everton made it clear they wanted me to leave Wayne Rooney's decision to move to MLS was prompted by Everton telling the former England striker he did not feature in their plans.Wayne Rooney has revealed that Everton "made it clear" they wanted him to leave the club before his move to DC United last month.

" 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

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

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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 June 28, signing a three-and-a-half-year contract, suggesting at the time that the decision to leave Merseyside was not just down to him, though Silva had claimed the club were open to Rooney staying.

Rooney reveals reason for leaving Everton

  Rooney reveals reason for leaving Everton Wayne Rooney has gone into more depth regarding his Everton departure this summer for MLS outfit DC United. Having only rejoined Everton last summer after 13 years away at Manchester United, the 32-year old departed Goodison Park once again this summer to link up with Washington D.C. based DC United. Initially, the former England captain claimed that his reasons for leaving the club would be revealed in time, and now he has broken down the situation over his departure. Speaking to ESPN, Rooney had this to say on leaving Merseyside: “Everton made it clear towards the end of the season that they would be happy for me to leave, for what ever reason I still don’t know.” “I felt I had done okay, was top goalscorer, played most of the season from midfield, but that’s football.” “That gave me a decision to make, and I made this decision.” “I said to Everton, ‘I’m not a kid. If this is what you want, tell me. If you want me to stay, tell me’ and we talked about it.” “As an 18, 20 or 21 year old, I wouldn’t have been able to handle it as well as I have. They let me know and I said fair enough, I’m not going to disrespect the football club.

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 .

While Moshiri wanted to free up the cash spent on Rooney in wages — Everton pay £150 Indeed Kenwright has now created enough anxiety among directors to make them reconsider. is resigned to leaving , concluding that he has no great desire to stay when it is clear to him the board want him to

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."

Everton forward set to leave club soon .
Everton forward Shani Tarashaj looks likely to soon depart the club, having joined former club Grasshopper Zurich on trial, reports the Liverpool Echo. Having signed for Everton from Grasshoppers in January of 2016, the Switzerland international has yet to make a single appearance for the club’s first-team. Since completing a £3million switch, Tarashaj remained with Grasshoppers till the end of the season, and was subsequently loaned to Eintracht Frankfurt the following season, where injury prevented him from picking up any steam. Tarashaj made a handful of appearances for Everton Under-23s last season, but wasn’t able to do enough to force himself into the first-team plans of any of Everton’s recent managers. Now with Marco Silva and Marcel Brands looking to trim the squad this summer, Tarashaj looks certain to bring a disappointing few years to a close soon enough.

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