I won't hinder Rooney if he wants to leave Everton, insists Allardyce

GETTYJose Mourinho managed Wayne Rooney at Manchester United

The England legend is subject to a reported £12 million move to Major League Soccer franchise DC United when the current Premier League campaign ends, but the Toffees boss claims nothing has been finalised in that regard.

The 32-year-old Rooney will not be risked in Everton's final Premier League match of the season - at West Ham on Sunday - because of a slight knee injury so he may have played his last game for his boyhood club.

Reports said Rooney has been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 season, although the MLS transfer window does not open until July.

Allardyce clarified that his stance on players who wish to move did not apply only to Rooney. "Where that lies and where Wayne lies with it I can't tell you at the moment". "Of course, he will bring the attention that MLS needs to attract more people, to steal some people from the other sports that more Americans like".

"You would need at least two players to be at the 15 mark and you need the midfielders and wide players to be in the sevens to 10s".

"There have been rumours about Wayne going overseas, China or America".

Everton manager Sam Allardyce is prioritising a striker signing this summer, with top scorer Wayne Rooney expected to move overseas to MLS side DC United.

"Wayne is his own man and whatever is decided, it's not decided by me, it's decided by Everton Football Club, collectively, and it's decided by Wayne and his agent and what they want to do", The Telegraph quote him as saying.

"I really enjoyed him at Everton, he was very young then, and at Manchester United he helped me a lot". If they don't play well you can't select them and if they do play well they stay in the team.



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