This would come as a huge shock to the Man Utd fans in the Football Transfer Tavern…
There is no player in the Premier League that incites as much discussion in the Football Transfer Tavern than Wayne Rooney.
The Man Utd captain splits opinion amongst our punters.
On his day he is one the most feared strikers in Europe – but in recent years his form has been inconsistent at best.
This leaves reason for concern for Jose Mourinho, whom has unceremoniously dumped more than a few players in the past based on their apparent inconsistency.
To make matters worse for Rooney – if this report is to be believed, he could be next…
According to the Sun, Man Utd are considering the sale of Wayne Rooney next summer – with Jose Mourinho seemingly unimpressed with the English forward’s recent form.
But it’s not all bad news for the United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern – there is a very bright light at the end of the tunnel.
They also report that United are actively seeking replacements for the English forward – and have sounded out Real Madrid star Gareth Bale as their priority target.
This would be absolutely huge for United, and would likely rival the fee that they paid for Paul Pogba earlier this year.
Significantly, rumours linking Bale with United are not fresh off the press. United have been linked with his signature for months, and the departure of Rooney could see Mourinho move once again for the Welshman.
This has left the United fans in the Tavern dancing on the pool tables!
One United fan leaning against the bar has proclaimed that Bale could be the final piece in Jose Mourinho’s Man United jigsaw.
Despite his fall from grace in the last 18 months or so, Rooney has become synonymous with United – and so his departure would certainly not be an easy one for United.
But our landlord thinks that if Bale is waiting on the other side – Jose HAS to do it.
Man Utd fans – we want to hear from you! Would Bale be a good fit? Do you want Rooney to leave?
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