Wayne Rooney may leave Man U for biggest deal in football history
London : Wayne Rooney created history to become Manchester United’s all-time top scorer. The veteran striker bagged his 250th goal in the 1-1 draw at Stoke.
The England captain currently earns 300,000pounds a week and has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford. The striker may seal a deal with a Chinese league team for a whopping 1m pounds a week.
United are unlikely to match Rooney’s current wages if they push for him to sign a new deal before the summer of 2019.
Rooney is no longer first choice in the United team and cannot ignore the chance to earn untold riches in the Chinese Super League.
He topped the latest rich list for sports stars aged 30 or under with an estimated wealth of $134 million — and the move to China would see him become one of the richest sportsmen in the world.
Rooney, who is already sponsored by companies including Nike and Samsung, is also likely to be able to earn millions more on top of his salary through major advertising deals.
United have previously claimed to have had 108 million followers in China which equates to eight per cent of the population meaning Rooney is already a big name there.