Everton confirm Wayne Rooney is joining MLS side DC United

Everton have confirmed they have reached an agreement with DC United for the permanent transfer of Wayne Rooney.

The 32-year-old forward is expected to arrive in Washington at around 7pm BST on Thursday and will hold a news conference at the MLS club on Monday.

Rooney will complete the formalities of his move when the MLS transfer window opens on July 10.

Everton said in a statement: “From everyone at Everton, we thank Wayne for his service to the club and wish him every success in the next three-and-a-half years with DC United.”

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