Rumour: Manchester United Legend offered £700,000 per week by Chinese Super League clubs


Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has been offered a monstrous £700,000-a-week deal to leave the Old Trafford outlet for a transfer to the Chinese Super League in Summer, according to reports.

The report suggests that Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao who are the wealthiest of all the club’s in China, are monitoring the Manchester United attacker’s situation and hope to tie him down to a £700,000 a week contract which is more than double of his current wage at Old Trafford.

Beijing Guoan previously in the last Summer also tried to lure him away from Manchester and their club’s executive Lou Ning, also held with the player’s agent Paul Stretford, but the England Captain rejected the move then.

Ning said: “We indeed made an approach for Rooney at the beginning of the season but he’s informed us that he wants to stay in Manchester United.

“Rooney says he’ll keep playing in the Premier League as long as his health allows. We even met with his agent.”

Rooney, who is only one goal away from matching Sir Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United goalscoring record, has attempted to secure a regular place in the side this season but has failed to do so regularly as he is been selected by Mourinho as second fiddle behind new signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He has started just eight of their 17 Premier League games so far and scored only three goals from 22 appearances in all competitions.

Chinese Super League are quickly proving to be a very lucrative option for many top footballers in the world as recently Star players like Carlos Tevez, Oscar have agreed a move to the Asian continent with a heavy salary hike of £615,000 and £400,000 per week respectively. And it is practically given that the 31-year-old will achieve the point of reference of 250 goals for Manchester United and become the all-time top scorer before the end of the season and after that if he failed to cement himself as a regular player under Mourinho, the English man could seek a move for a lucrative deal in China for a new challenge.

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