Paris Saint-Germain manager Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out any move to sign Wayne Rooney as he’s described him as unbuyable, here’s why.
The speculation surrounding a possible PSG move for Wayne Rooney has been gathering pace but it’s fallen flat on its face due to the demands by Rooney over contract talks at Manchester United, plus the comments of PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti who has said it would be near impossible to buy the striker.
United are a very big commercial brand and their best players hold untold value when it comes to this aspect of their revenue. Rooney is vitally important when it comes to various commercial revenue streams such as t-shirt sales and various other pieces of memorabilia.
His contract is significant because the above combined with the two years he has left on his current deal, mans that any fee involved could be huge and something that any team may struggle to be confident in paying.
Add to that the fact that he could easily extend his contact quickly at the start of the summer to something which could see his value extended by another three years. That creates a situation where we’re talking Cristiano Ronaldo world record fee money.
His huge wage packet is another big reason why any aspiring team will struggle to snap him up. With wages above £200,000 per week, Rooney may struggle to find a deal which is quite as good elsewhere, even at PSG, who would have to keep him in line with other star players.
Rooney’s current status at United is also very important because he is one of the idols of the current team. That is something which money cannot replace and another reason the club would be unwilling to let him leave.
Rooney’s idol status not only continues to bring in the fans, it also has the potential to rub off positively on the more inexperienced players in the team who are just breaking into the senior side.
His versatility is also very important because he can play as a number nine or a number ten in the attack of the team, which makes him more versatile than a forward like Robin Van Persie.
He’s also been used as a midfielder in the past, which makes him valuable in that area because it’s the one section of the current team which most United fans will agree needs to be improved this summer.
United are also controlled by a manager in Sir Alex Ferguson who has complete dominance and authority when it comes to football matters at the club.
Unless Ferguson states that a player is undoubtedly available, they will not be going anywhere regardless of whether that makes them happy or increases their frustration because they want to move away from the club.
Ferguson knows every trick in the book when it comes to trying to unsettle a player, the way the media works in relation to these sorts of rumours and the way big player transfers like this are formed and fall through.
He’s already made it quite clear that Rooney will be playing at Manchester United next season, which gives the club ample time to work on a new deal which could tie Rooney to the club for the rest of his career.
What fee would you ask for him?
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