Wayne Rooney could turn down move to America in order to stay at Goodison Park

The option is there for Wayne Rooney to cross the pond and join DC United in America but according to The Mirror, Rooney could favour staying in Merseyside.

It was reported last month that the MLS side were prepared to pay £12m to bring the ex-Manchester United star to the States.

The deal looks to be nearing completion after Rooney was photographed in a US consulate in Belfast on Friday, part of his Visa application.

The England all-time record goal scorer has another year left on his contract and is reported to prefer to see out his term at Goodison Park and maybe extend his stay for another year after.

But reports say Everton are keen to sell the 32-year-old. Now with new manager Marco Silva, Rooney will need to decide his future to allow the Portuguese to prepare for next season.

Would a move abroad be best for Rooney or does he still have something to offer in England?

Following a move back to boyhood club Everton last summer, Rooney has spent one season at the Toffees and netted 10 times in 31 Premier League appearances.

Under Sam Allardyce, Rooney played a deeper role, much different to the forward position he played all his career. His experienced head in midfield helped Everton finish 8th in the league after a torrid early start which saw Ronald Koeman sacked.

His passing range and calmness on the ball was incredibly important all season but will his new boss Silva want new, rejuvenated youth with blistering pace and promise to construct his new Everton team?

Rooney has certainly stamped his name in Premier League history but his time at the top of English football may be coming to an end.

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