Manchester United and Everton fans have been involved in heated debates in the Transfer Tavern over the course of the past 24 hours, with Ronald Koeman’s explosive Sky Sports interview having set Mancunians and Liverpudlians against one another.
As we all know now, the Toffees’ Dutch boss dropped a couple of big hints that re-signing Wayne Rooney from the Red Devils is on the Merseysiders’ agenda for this coming summer, as he described the 31-year-old as a top player and suggested that he could make his current squad “stronger” at Goodison Park.
Although very few Tavern regulars are overly worried about ‘Wazza’ heading away, Man United fans can be heard in their booth talking about the prospect of Romelu Lukaku moving the other way in exchange.
In truth, this would take a big fee on the part of the Manchester giants, but with money no object and the club in need of a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, there is some bulk to such talk.
Oh, and his agent is Mino Raiola, who loves a big transfer and eased Paul Pogba’s world-record-breaking return to Man United last year!
This conversation is not one purely restricted to the Transfer Tavern, with Twitter users having the same discussion…
— J A S O N | °A° | (@JayArscott09) 28 February 2017
I’m calling it, cash + Rooney swap for Lukaku in the summer.
— Charlie. (@UtdCharliee) 28 February 2017
Rooney swap deal for Lukaku in the summer. Stranger things have happened. (The haven’t really) #mufc Everton would still want €30m +
— Nicky Clarke (@nicky_clarke) 28 February 2017
Koeman is interested in Rooney! A Rooney/Lukaku swap deal & a lot of cash their way would be unbelieveable!
— Cole (@Cole_727H) 28 February 2017
Rooney to Everton rumours around…. Roo plus ££ for Lukaku would do… #mufc
— Steve Pritch (@wilson2604) 28 February 2017
Wouldn’t like to see Rooney go to another club but if he does go Everton then Lukaku or Barkley in return be nice #MUFC
— Patrick Curran (@PatrickC142) 28 February 2017
Lock up the Lukaku deal before thinking about Rooney, Everton.
— Stuart Tomlin (@stvstheworld) 28 February 2017
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