Report: Everton may offload Wayne Rooney as Moshiri plans huge changes

Bill Kenwright, chairman of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on August 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton could offload Wayne Rooney this summer as they prepare huge changes.

Wayne Rooney comes out for the warm up before the Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on January 31, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

According to The Mirror, Everton are open to selling Wayne Rooney this summer, less than a year since re-signing him from Manchester United.

The Toffees brought Rooney back to Goodison Park last summer as part of their spending spree, handing the Manchester United forward a return to Merseyside on wages of around £150,000-a-week according to the Daily Mail.

13 years on from his Everton exit, the boyhood Toffees fan was back but far from at the peak of his powers, and some felt that Everton's decision was a classic case of heart over head.

The nostalgia of a deal for Rooney appeared to outweigh conventional wisdom given his struggles for Manchester United, and few would be surprised by his performances this season.

Bill Kenwright, chairman of Everton looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on August 12, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Rooney, 32, has notched 10 goals and two assists in 31 Premier League games this season, but hasn't registered a single goal or assist in 2018, and The Mirror claim that a surprise early parting of the ways could be imminent.

Some believed that Rooney would finish his career with Everton after making his return, but it's reported that the Toffees may look to move Rooney on to another club this summer, selling him for the second time.

It's also noted that Rooney's exit would be just one of a host of changes at Goodison Park this summer, with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri preparing to swing the axe.

Chairman Bill Kenwright, manager Sam Allardyce and director of football Steve Walsh are all being primed for the exit, meaning sweeping changes could arrive this summer after such a disappointing season, with Rooney's potential exit a major part of the plans.

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