Wayne Rooney has barely had the chance to get himself warm on the Manchester United bench, but already the offers are rolling in for him to leave.
Jose Mourinho has already admitted the England captain may have to quit Old Trafford if he wants to play football every week, though it’s thought the player would like to stay until he breaks Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 249 United goals.
He’s currently on 246, but he doesn’t look like scoring anytime soon, so it remains to be seen whether that will actually happen.
The most obvious narrative is for the once-striker, now-midfielder to spend his final playing days securing some serious money in either China or the MLS.
Sven Goran Eriksson, a man he knows well from the Swede’s time in charge of England, wants him to opt for China, but there’s a chance he could stay in Europe.
CalcioMercato report that Inter Milan are eyeing Rooney for next season, as once their takeover is complete, they’ll have the kind of money that could prize him away from the Premier League.
Very few clubs will be able to pay Rooney’s wages of upwards of £200,000 a week, but he could thrive in the less intense environment of Serie A – so Inter could be the perfect destination.