Everton striker Wayne Rooney has been informed that he no longer has a future at the club under new manager Marco Silva, according to the Mirror.
But it’s news that has been welcomed by supporters of the club who are clearly unperturbed to hear that the legendary England striker is set to exit after a report from the BBC claimed that he had agreed a ‘deal in principle’ with MLS side DC United.
Upon the 32-year-old’s return to the club last summer, it was seen as a huge coup by the Toffees faithful, who couldn’t wait to see the return of the hitman to his boyhood club.
But despite an excellent start to his return to Goodison Park, which was initially on a two-year contract, the striker’s form dipped and a public spat with his then manager Sam Allardyce during the Merseyside derby soured his return.
Rooney scored ten goals in 31 Premier League appearances for the Blues but did not find the back of the net in the league again after his effort against Swansea back in December.
Here is a selection of responses from social media from supporters reacting to the news as it is looking likely the player will be exiting soon:
Should never have came back. Everything that was wrong with the Walsh/Koeman partnership.
— Angus (@Lee48765863) June 11, 2018
Not fussed either way TBH. First half of last season he was very important for us, second he didn’t do anything, although mostly down to Allardyce. I wouldn’t mind him staying, but I’m not upset he’s leaving. Wish him good luck.
— AndyCM81 (@AndyCM81) June 11, 2018
Yeah he came back too late and despite a few nice moments it’s clear he’s a player on his way down at this level it’s the right time for him to go
— Ben (@benbluenose79) June 11, 2018
If it frees up 150k a week to share amongst 3 boss youngish players with a point to prove then it's a no brainer
— LowerGwladysblue ???????? (@LGwladysblue) June 11, 2018
Gutted it never worked out for him. Good luck to him, hope it works out in America.
— Ste.Toffees!!! (@Everton1878Ste) June 11, 2018
It makes perfect financial sense. His wages would cover wages of two descent replacements and a raise for Coleman or Davis. Same goes for Williams, his wages are too high for what he is going to contribute this coming season
— Laf. P (@Paul34088722) June 11, 2018
— EvertonIan (@ianefc1878) June 11, 2018
Yes. Legs gone
— Rob Coppell (@coppelli1878) June 11, 2018
— ???? | Sean | (@SeanArundel) June 11, 2018