Kevin Ratcliffe says potential DC United move good for Wayne Rooney

Theo Walcott of Everton (not pictured) scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on April 23, 2018 in Liverpool,...

Everton star Wayne Rooney has been linked with DC United in the summer transfer window.

Wayne Rooney of Everton shows appreciation to the fans during the lap of honour after the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool,...

Kevin Ratcliffe has told The Mirror that Wayne Rooney is right to leave Everton for DC United in the summer transfer window.

According to The Mirror, Major League Soccer club DC United are interested in signing former Manchester United star Rooney from Everton this summer.

It has been reported that DC United are ready to complete a deal for the former England international star next week.

According to The Sun, the Toffees will receive a transfer fee of £12 million for the 32-year-old, who can operate as a forward or as an attacking midfielder.

Everton legend Ratcliffe has given his take on Rooney’s (reportedly) impending move away from Goodison Park to DC United.

Wayne Rooney of Everton is substituted off during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Everton at John Smith's Stadium on April 28, 2018 in Huddersfield, England.

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.”

Wayne Rooney of Everton and Kenedy of Newcastle United battle for possession during the Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on April 23, 2018 in...

Premature move?

Rooney returned to Everton only in the summer of 2017 from Manchester United, and his performances this past season were encouraging.

The 32-year-old former England international scored 10 goals and provided two assists in 27 Premier League starts for the Toffees during the 2017-18 campaign.

Rooney can still play in the Premier League for a few more years, and his departure to MLS would be a bit premature.

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