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26 May 2017 17:01:17
Can't quite work out some of our fans they want a statement signing but then say they don't want Rooney, not being funny but we sit going to get anyone bigger that him, I would take him all day long as I feel short time he improves us and long term his knowledge he can give youth players can't be bought, so can do his coaching badges with us, our club will go to next level when stadium gets built I know it's 3 years down the line but everything about a Rooney return makes sense for both parties, I'm not stupid enough to think we're getting the Rooney of old back, but he's perfect to help us bridge the gap.
Would love to know what the realistic fans think.

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26 May 2017 17:21:59
Already a big thread on the rumour's page on this. A lot it seems wants him back.

26 May 2017 17:25:51
Not sure if Rooney would expect to be a regular starter if he joined us, which may be an issue. I know he has sat on the bench at ManU but can't see him wanting to do that with us. He is not the player he used to be by any stretch of the imagination so I personally would not buy him. I think we need to be looking for young hungry players that we can build around not Stars in their twilight years. I am sure RK and SW are actively looking to improve the squad and am looking forward to see who we actually get.

26 May 2017 18:21:29
150 grand a week to sit on the bench? Would much rather pay Sigurdssen that and have him on the pitch.

26 May 2017 21:45:06
Rooney is no longer a statement signing.

{Ed025's Note - im with you john..

27 May 2017 11:20:55
You can bet your bottom dollar there is plenty of premiership teams who would take him in a heart beat. Who knows how he would play if he came back? Plenty of players looked past it before and got reborn again. Why can't Rooney do the same? Quite capable of doing so.

{Ed025's Note - i just think hes past his best NBTB, with all the money and fame he has im worried that he might lack a bit of motivation mate...but i could be wrong..

27 May 2017 13:18:42
Plenty of lower standard teams would take him NBTB. However, none of the teams above us would. Which group would you like to be in?

27 May 2017 13:50:53
Ed025 and BlueJohnUns I understand where you both are coming from. I agree it is a gamble. It could turn out a terrible end to Rooney's career. Imho it is well worth the risk for Everton. If it doesn't work Everton don't really lose anything. Very little. Same as any other signing not developing into a good signing. So what is the worst that can happen for Everton?

Yes it will be high wages and a space taken up in the squad. He is past hos best, no doubbt. What other disadvantages are there? I can't really see any. On the other hand there are plenty of potential good things that can happen.

Imho it is definitely worth the risk. He comes with a lot of positives in so many ways that I think its very much beneficial for club. Shirt sales, commercial side of things, he still is a high profile player. He will bring media attention to Everton. Something I have no doubt Moshiri will be trying to develop. Also his knowledge and experience at the very top is invaluable. Hopefully he would start a coaching or behind the scenes role also.

These are all before even taking his performances on the field into consideration. He could get a fire in is belly and play out of his skin for Everton. It is possible. Like I said the positives outweigh the negatives for me. I respect anyone's opinion that don't want him as I'm very much aware it could turn out bad.

27 May 2017 14:06:07
In direct response to your comments Ed025 and BlueJohnUns. Ed025 if he chooses to come to Everton his motivation cannot be questioned imho. Simply because he could go to China, USA or anywhere for bigger money than Everton.

I believe if he comes to Everton it will be to prove he can still play at the very top. I also believe he yearns to play for Everton. I believe he desires to play for Everton more than anyone else. Motivation enough for me.

BlueJohnUns I hear what your saying in relation to teams that want him. There is a lot in it. Another way of looking at it is no one was interested in Gana last summer. Now supposedly Arsenal want him. Lukaku was let go by Chelsea a couple of years ago now they want him back. Pogba the same with Utd.

Rooney is only 31 but imho that doesn't stand as argument for him to play on. He played like no other which took a lot out of him. Also started at a very young age in a hard position for so long. Not many attacking players play at the very top for more than 16 years. In general sense I believe Rooney's age to be older than 31. He is probably the equivalent to a 33 or 34 year old. I know that goes against me wanting him back but I'm pointing out I'm not oblivious to some of the reasons not to sign him. I understand why people say they don't want him.

For me there are more positives than negatives. NSNO.



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