Wayne Rooney: Summer Transfer Window Profile and Scouting Report
Wayne Rooney is one of the highest profile players potentially on the brink of a transfer during this summer's window.
Here's a breakdown of his numbers and a brief scouting guide to the Manchester United man, along with a few potential destinations, should he indeed end up leaving Old Trafford.
Contract Situation: Rooney signed a new 5-year contract in 2010 that expires in the summer of 2015.
Career Stops: Everton (2002-2004), Manchester United (2004-current).
Premier League—27 games, 12 goals, 10 assists
Champions League—6 games, 1 goals, 3 assists.
Rooney's new manager, David Moyes, recently described him as "the last street footballer," which explains a lot of his best traits.
He's one of the most naturally gifted footballers his country has produced, with instinctive ability that makes him adept in a number of positions. His deft touch and intrinsic vision lead many to consider his best role as behind the striker, while he can also be clinical when playing in attack himself.
His selfless work ethic and on-field commitment have almost become detrimental to his own plight, as he's often used in a wider role to capitalise on this industry. This doesn't always allow him to be as influential as usual.
As the Premier League season reached its climax, Manchester United sensationally revealed Rooney had asked for a transfer, which several outlets, including The Telegraph reported.
Since then, numerous options have been mooted in the media. The Mirror claim Chelsea are keen on the England international, with PSG also in the frame, while Arsene Wenger has denied interest after Arsenal were linked with a move in the Daily Mail.
Bayern Munich also insist they are not interested in The Guardian, highlighting how his price and wage demands put only a select few in contention for him.
Of course, his desire to leave was when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge of Manchester United. Moyes will have his own opinions on his former player and, as The Guardian report, may want him to remain at Old Trafford.
Either way, it's a story likely to remain in the headlines for a large portion of the summer.
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