Rooney rejects China riches
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