Everton Move is Perfect For Rooney

Wayne Rooney completed his move to his boyhood club Everton this week, back to where it all started, where he shook the football world with his thunderous goal against Arsenal at the age of 16, in October 2002. Fast-forward 13 years since the day Rooney departed Merseyside for Manchester, the once ‘Boy Wonder’ is back, he returns after a glittering career at Manchester United, becoming their all time leading goalscorer.

Something big is happening at Everton, they are spending massive amounts of money this summer, Rooney is only one piece of Ronald Koeman’s puzzle. The former Manchester United captain had become a peripheral figure under Jose Mourinho, Rooney was starved of game time during his final season at United, which was one of the reasons behind his decision to return to Everton.

Rooney will see his return as an opportunity to get back in the England squad for next summers World Cup. A highly motivated, confident and excited Rooney is a dangerous prospect for defenders to deal with. The former United man has a new lease of life, with a good few years left in the tank – He now aims to become an Everton hero. Rooney may feel like he has unfinished business at his boyhood club, having left for Manchester early on in his career.

Rooney gets a lot of stick from football fans everywhere, but there is no doubting his quality and passion for the game. The move back to Goodison Park is a huge one for the striker, it will be an opportunity to show Mourinho that he can still cut it at the top of the very top of English football. Rooney’s drive to be the best is what makes him stand out from the rest, the striker is constantly battling the doubters and trying to silence his critics. Rooney is now out of the pressure cooker of being Manchester United captain and being in the England set-up, the former United man can play freely away from the shackles for the first time in a long time.

Everton fans can look ahead to a very exciting season, the signings are coming through the doors thick and fast, not just any signings either – Real quality are being attracted by the club’s ambition. Rooney is only one piece in the puzzle, but he is a big piece. His leadership and experience along with his undoubted quality will see Everton mounting a serious challenge for a top four finish.

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