It has been reported that DC United are ready to complete a deal for the former England international star next week.
Everton legend Ratcliffe has given his take on Rooney’s (reportedly) impending move away from Goodison Park to DC United.
Ratcliffe told The Mirror: “I think it’s a good move for Wayne. We knew we weren’t getting the old Wayne Rooney when he joined last summer. Everton could never have hoped to have signed the old Wayne Rooney.
“My biggest worry for Wayne last season was after half-time. I just felt he stiffened up and there was less movement from him than in the first period.”
Rooney returned to Everton only in the summer of 2017 from Manchester United, and his performances this past season were encouraging.
Rooney can still play in the Premier League for a few more years, and his departure to MLS would be a bit premature.