Former Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney has spoken about his time in Everton before joining the Red Devils.
legend has revealed that he could sign forNewcastle United
, before his arrival to the Theatre of Dreams. Wayne Rooney has recently became to coach of
. He joined
from Everton in 2004.
Speaking on the UTD Podcast, he said
were keen for him to sign for
, but he only had eyes for
– though, when the Red Devils looked to delay the move, he almost ended up on Tyneside.
“I knew it [joining United] was an option before Euro 2004,”
said. “I knew
wanted to sign me.
“I think going to the Euros and doing well there probably added a bit more money onto the transfer fee but I broke my foot and found out a few things.
“Everton were really struggling for money at the time and I found out they were listening to offers from people as well.
“They were trying to push me to sign for
because they were going to pay the most money. But, once I knew
were interested, I wanted some confirmation that they did want to sign me.”