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Rooney was close to sign for Chelsea

Sat 21 November 2020 | 14:28

Former Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney has spoken about his time in Everton before joining the Red Devils.

Wayne Rooney


Manchester United

legend has revealed that he could sign for

Newcastle United



, before his arrival to the Theatre of Dreams. Wayne Rooney has recently became to coach of

Derby County

. He joined

Manchester United

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

Manchester United

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.”


source: SportMob