The buzz around Everton here in the Transfer Tavern is palpable, with Toffees supporters eagerly discussing Wayne Rooney, putting us in mind of 2003/04 when the now England captain was breaking through as a teenager at Goodison Park.
But why the chatter? Well, Ronald Koeman has dropped the mother of hints that ‘Wazza’ is a player the club are looking at ahead of the summer in an interview with Sky Sports, in which he talked up the veteran forward and claimed that any player that could improve his squad would be considered. Hmmmmm.
And the discussion isn’t just confined the four walls of the Tavern, with supporters going mad about the situation on Twitter, so our tech-savvy landlord has been delving through the tweets to find some of the best reactions to the story…
With Kone & Valencia leaving in the summer leaving us with just lukaku signing Rooney is a no brainer #EFC
— Chris (@BinManChris) 28 February 2017
people who dont want rooney are mad. we need big name signings to attract other big name signings and keep people like lukaku here
— Tate (@TateCallingham) 28 February 2017
I’d love Rooney back, #efc
— Liam Brophy (@Broph18) 28 February 2017
Anyone who doesn’t want Rooney back needs to seriously look past your bitterness towards him. The impact he would make would be unreal. #efc
— Faz (@jfazfarrell) 28 February 2017
IMO Rooney wouldn’t start in our current squad but it’s daft to think he’s past it. Providing he’d take a massive pay cut id have him back.
— Eddie (@eddie_1878) 28 February 2017
I’m not saying he’d be an automatic starter, but I’d rather Rooney than Kone/Niasse.
— Phill Nuttall (@Nuttall1878) 28 February 2017
From them interviews on sky sports news, I’d say I’m 99% certain Rooney is coming back in the summer
— Ryan (@Ryan_EFC1878) 28 February 2017
However, not all supporters are entirely convinced by the prospect of Rooney returning to Merseyside…
Not a huge fan of the idea of bringing back Rooney
— Matthew (@EFCMatthew) 28 February 2017
I change my mind every day on Rooney but if Koeman wants him back then I’d go with that. Absolute faith in the man
— Roger Mottram (@rogerefc) 28 February 2017
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