Last summer saw the Everton fans here in the Transfer Tavern welcome home their prodigal son and it was a dream move for Wayne Rooney after his chances at Man United had become limited.
However, since Sam Allardyce has taken over from David Unsworth, Rooney’s form has dipped from that at the start of the season where he was relatively prolific. Furthermore, the former England captian’s goals have played a huge part in Everton’s climb up the table and stats suggest, without them, the Toffees would be in a worse position in the league.
Indeed, life at Goodison Park has started to become frustrating for Rooney with him not getting the game time he needs and wants in recent times under Allardyce. Following a season of high hopes, the Toffees have gone through three managers and a turbulent time in the Premier League, often flirting with relegation in the Koeman-era at the start of the season.
Rooney now way into his 30’s will be wanting to play more regularly and prolong his career for as long as possible. While he has been linked with a move to the MLS of late, he shouldn’t look to end his career just yet. Indeed, with a close pal of his just getting a big new job, Rooney should certainly consider staying in the British Isles.
With that in mind, our bar staff feel the English strikers future lies elsewhere and this next team could be a good possible next move…
OUR VERDICT – Rangers
With Steven Gerrard’s imminent arrival, it certainly suggests a little revolution at Ibrox and possibly some bigger names gracing the Scottish pitches in the near future.
Rooney could be the catalyst for change for the Gers, as they look to stop Celtic’s firm grip on the Scottish honours. It would certainly provide a different challenge for the forward and with Gerrard at the helm, he would have a man who knows how to get the best out of him having played with him for England.
Rooney could help put Rangers back on the map.
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