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    Wayne Rooney bids Everton goodbye set for MLS

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    Wayne Rooney has played his last game for Everton after saying his goodbyes on Saturday.

    Rooney arrived at Everton’s training ground, Finch Farm, on Saturday morning but did not take part in training which was scheduled for 10am.

    The club announced on Friday Rooney was receiving treatment for a slight knee injury which will keep him out of the game against West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday.

    The 33-year-old left at 12:40pm after reportedly saying goodbye to a number of staff and players.

    Rooney’s move to DC United is not done yet, says the MLS side’s coach, Ben Olsen. (Video courtesy of TMZ)

    It is understood he has played his last game in the Premier League before he is due to sign for MLS side DC United.

    On Friday, Everton boss Sam Allardyce said Rooney has not asked to leave.

    Rooney is reported this week Rooney to have agreed a £12m move in principle to join DC United before the MLS club’s boss Ben Olson confirmed on Friday there is an interest but the deal is not yet sealed and delivered.

    The former England captain has agreed a deal with the Major League Soccer side that could see him move to the USA.

    It is thought Rooney, 32, is willing to leave his boyhood club Everton, one season after returning to the club.

    “The deal is not done but there is some interest from our end,” Olsen told American website TMZ.

    Rooney rejoined Everton in July 2017 and scored 11 goals before Christmas but has not been an automatic pick for Allardyce in recent weeks.

    The forward originally left the Toffees as an 18-year-old in 2004, spending 13 seasons at Manchester United where he became their record goalscorer, won five Premier League titles and the 2008 Champions League.

    It is understood Rooney has been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 MLS season. The US transfer window does not open until July.

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