The tabloids are having a field day recently, with the current Manchester United strikers being the main focus of their attention. First, van Persie is set to go, and now Rooney is ready to follow suit.
News coming out of Old Trafford is that Real Madrid is set to offer £50m plus Angel Di Maria or Sami Khedira in exchange for unsettled striker Wayne Rooney. It seems that the 28 year old England star is destined to leave Old Trafford at some stage, amid endless speculation about his rocky relationship with manager David Moyes.
With 18 months left on his current deal, Man United are desperately trying to convince Rooney to sign a long term contract with the club, but reports are suggesting that Rooney believes it is time to pursue a new challenge away from Manchester.
If Rooney was to move to the Bernabeu, he would link up with his old team mate Cristiano Ronaldo as well as Gareth Bale, creating potentially the most prominent attacking force in world club football.
Without question, Rooney has been United’s top player so far this season, with ten goals and ten assists in twenty appearances across all competitions. He would be a huge loss for the Champions, but their current form is surely going to have a major influence on his future plans.
If United fail to qualify for the Champions League, Rooney will leave, without question. As the season progresses, their chances of achieving this are becoming more difficult, so maybe a move to Madrid is the correct option?
Either way, United will be well aware that Rooney’s value will decrease dramatically if he remains at the club into the final year of his current contract. It will come as no surprise to many if you see a whole new strike force at Old Trafford next season.
Angel Di Maria or Sami Khedira would be a great addition to Moyes’s squad, but losing Rooney and possibly van Persie also would be a huge blow to the club. Here’s hoping it happens…YNWA!