Shall English skipper Wayne Rooney land in the Chinese Super League? Only if the Chinese League make a marquee signing for him. Manchester United are considering offers for the injured Rooney.
United have received an offer for their 30-year-old captain, club sources revealed on Thursday after their skipper’s injury was confirmed by medical sources. Wayne Rooney is sidelined with a knee injury. Rooney, 30, could at least earn £500,000 a week in the Far East, but United require a potential replacement to approve Rooney’s departure, according to M.E.N Sport.
Despite a few out-of-form seasons, Rooney remains the most marketable product at the Old Trafford outfit due to his prolonged success in the Premiership.
Currently, Wayne Rooney’s injury gives Anthony Martial a huge chance to prove his potential as a hitman. Coach Louis Van Gaal is banking on Martial in the absence of Rooney, according to the Daily Mail.
Rooney, Brand Promoter
Sponsors reveal that Rooney is the most sought-after player globally to promote their brand. It is evident in shirt sponsor Chevrolet’s recent viral video with the United.
On field, Rooney is set to surpass Sir Bobby Charlton’s score record for the Red Devils.
Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice chairman, has made several attempts to sign Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar (after he joined the club in 2013). But Woodward couldn’t succeed in his ventures, reports Manchester Evening News.
Woodward last week admitted that the Chinese Super League could benefit Manchester United in the global transfer market and that the club is considering Rooney’s offer.
“So far, this is the biggest window in preparation for the next season, so I do think there’ll be more activity in the summer, but it’s very, very difficult to predict the impact that will have,” revealed Woodward in Club’s quarterly conference call.
“If nothing else, it [Chinese Super League]’s another useful market if we’re looking to sell any players.”
Rooney has shown glimpses of returning to form; he notched up seven goals in the last nine games after undergoing the arguably worst spell of his career. But the latest knee injury once more jeopardized his resurgence.