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Koeman would consider Rooney move

Koeman would consider Rooney move

Koeman - We are willing to welcome Rooney

Everton boss Ronald Koeman has suggested that he would offer regular first-team football to Wayne Rooney, should he return from Manchester United in the future.

The England international has been warming the substitutes' bench for United in recent games, and this has also cost him a regular role with the Three Lions.

The likes of Inter Milan and Shanghai SIPG have been linked with the experienced striker this month, but according to Koeman, a switch back to Goodison Park may not be off the cards.

"Rooney is a great player," he told reporters. "Rooney has still not finished his career. I do not know what his situation is - that's not my problem, but if we got the opportunity for Rooney to be available for Everton I would be very pleased." 

Rooney made his first-team debut with Everton in 2002 before he headed to Manchester United on a £26m deal in 2004. He has since racked an impressive tally of 246 goals for his side in all competitions.