Even as we try to recover from the shock of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement at the end of the season, the latest Chelsea transfer news suggests that the Chelsea may be interested in Wayne Rooney. Wayne Rooney is arguably one of the best strikers in England, but why would be Chelsea interested in him?
This is not the first time Rooney is linked with Chelsea. It happened in 2010 when he created a huge furore about leaving United only to sign a new contract after just 48 hours. Even if Chelsea had a sniff of opportunity to sign him back then, there are even less reasons now for us to pursue Rooney.
For starters, Rooney will be 28 years of age in a few months. Of course, he does have only two years left on his contract, which may prompt United to look at offers now rather than next summer. Yet, United would not be willing to part with any less than £35 million.
Now, is he worth that money? It’s an emphatic no in my opinion.
Statistics may point to the 197 goals in just 402 games, but he has been looking increasingly disinterested in playing football and does not himself in great shape. Rooney has always been a bulky figure, but this season he has had a serious fitness issues.
Yet, he does not have seem to learnt from the criticism, as he was recently spotted having a pint of beer.
Chelsea have played with a lone striker for as long as can I remember. The arrival of José Mourinho in the summer should not change it in the near future. Rooney will not fit into our system, and I would be glad to see him on the way to Paris.
‘Wayne Rooney is not for sale,’ said a United spokesman.
It may be the case after all, as it seems yet another ploy from the former Everton striker to increase his wages one way or the other. If he doesn’t get a new deal at United, he could be aware of the interest from PSG, who not have second thoughts about stumping a huge sum of money.