Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is headed for the Old Trafford exits.
With his play declining over the last few years, the 31-year-old England international is reportedly at Everton for a medical ahead of what has been widely reported as a free transfer.
Rooney came to Manchester United from Everton back in August of 2004 in a move that kickstarted a stellar Old Trafford and England career that included five Premier League titles, a Champions League triumph, and a Golden Boot. The Liverpool native has agreed to take a massive pay cut to join the Toffees, according to The Mirror.
According to the report, Everton manager and disciplinarian Ronald Koeman believes Rooney can be a positive influence on the younger crop of players at Goodison Park, including Ross Barkley who has had occasional trouble with his off-field behavior in the past.
BREAKING NEWS: Wayne Rooney arrives at Everton training ground ahead of move from Manchester United https://t.co/to5FYDTqWL
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 8, 2017
Sky Sports caught Rooney on camera arriving at Everton’s training ground for his medical.
Rooney scored just five goals last season across 25 appearances, although just 15 of those were starts. 10 of those starts came bookending the season, as he started five straight to start the year and five straight to cap it off, but between the bookends he was a fringe player at best.