We do love a big transfer story here in the Football Transfer Tavern and Ian Ladyman from Mail Online has truly delivered this time.
There is drama in the bar after Ladyman declared that Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is reportedly on Real Madrid’s wishlist for the summer.
The 28-year-old is moving into his final 18 months of his contract at Old Trafford and given United’s decline under David Moyes it seems unlikely that he will sign an extension with the reigning Premier League champions.
Now Ladyman tells interested punters sat around the darts board that Los Blancos have positioned the England international third on their wanted list behind Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Monaco’s Radamel Falcao.
Rooney is thought to represent the likeliest and cheapest option of the three for the Bernabeu outfit given his uncertain contractual situation at Old Trafford plus United’s continued struggles this season, which could see them miss out on Champions League football next term.
The Red Devils have no desire to see their top striker join any of their league rivals, despite reported interest from Chelsea and Jose Mourinho, and instead a big money transfer to Madrid could appeal to all parties.
Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is seeking a top quality striker in the summer and there is much concern among Red Devils supporters in the bar that Rooney may be the perfect fit for the job.
While United want to extend his current £250,000-a-week deal, a new start in Spain could be ideal for the ex-Everton man as he continues in the prime of his footballing career.
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