Rooney re­jects China riches

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

LON­DON — Wayne Rooney (pic­tured) has re­port­edly snubbed two huge of­fers from China in or­der to stay put at Manch­ester United. The 30-year-old has been the lat­est big-name player to be linked with a move to the Chi­nese Su­per League.

United claimed they had not re­ceived any firm bids for the Eng­land cap­tain, de­spite sug­ges­tions that sev­eral clubs are ready to pay £100mil­lion for his sig­na­ture.

Re­ports are now claim­ing that Rooney has been of­fered as­tro­nom­i­cal wages, amount­ing to £500 000-a-week, to make the switch but de­cided to re­buff the lure of earn­ing crazy money in favour of stay­ing put at Old Traf­ford.

It is be­lieved Rooney is de­ter­mined to help United get back on track un­der boss Louis van Gaal, while he is also des­per­ate to beat Sir Bobby Charl­ton’s record and be­come the club’s high­est-ever goalscorer be­fore his cur­rent con­tract ex­pires in sum­mer 2018.

If he stays, Rooney will also be a due a tes­ti­mo­nial with the Red Devils against for­mer club Ever­ton in the sum­mer which will help raise a vast amount of money for var­i­ous chil­dren’s char­i­ties. — IOL

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