LA Galaxy want Wayne Rooney to replace Steven Gerrard as one of the club’s designated wage-cap breakers.
The MLS club would not be able to offer Rooney anything like his current wages at Manchester United, but the England captain would fit the template of what Galaxy are looking for.
Currently trousering £260,000 per week with a little under two years to go on his current deal at Manchester United, the out-of-sorts striker could be forgiven for settling for life as a bit-part player at Old Trafford but his tired old bones could be tempted by the possibility of the more pedestrian pace of life as one of the Galaxy’s generously remunerated “designated players”. Gerrard, Robbie Keane and Giovani Dos Santos are the current Galaxy trio who are exempt from rules regarding the league’s salary cap
Rooney is not the only Manchester United player being linked with a move away from the club, as various media outlets are reporting that Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling and Daley Blind have been deemed surplus to requirements by José Mourinho