Everton football club have indicated interest in signing back out-of-favour Manchester United and England captain, Wayne Rooney.
Everton manager, Ronald Koeman described the striker as a “great player” and would welcome the chance to bring him back to Goodison Park, his boyhood club.
Rooney is struggling at Manchester United with reports suggesting he has been told by manager, Jose Mourinho that he can leave Old Trafford.
Although the England captain has been linked with a move to MLS side, Los Angeles Galaxy. Koeman would grab the opportunity to bring him back to Everton.
Speaking to the press ahead of Sunday’s game against West Ham United, the Dutchman said, “First of all, he’s a great player – he’s still not finished his career.
“I don’t know what his situation is, I need to respect his situation. That’s not my problem.
“Even if one time there is a possibility that Rooney is an option for Everton, I’d say ‘yes, please’.”
On Rooney’s struggles under Mourinho at United, Koeman added, “That’s football. He is enough of an experienced player and person that he knows what can happen.
“Everyone gets periods of criticism. It’s part of the business and you need to stay calm and that’s the best thing you can do.”
Rooney began his football career at Everton and scored a wonder goal against Arsenal at age 16.
He signed for the Old Trafford outfit in August 2004 and has been a regular for club and country ever since, but has struggled for playing time under Mourinho.