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Wazza To PSG?

Wayne Rooney is the latest big-name star to be linked to moneybags PSG.

The French club has already lavished multi-millions on players like Lucas Moura, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva and David Beckham.

They have also been credited with interest in coveted stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani and Radamel Falcao.

And now a report in the Times suggests PSG could be willing to splash as much as £40 million on Manchester United talisman Rooney.

27-year-old Rooney may not be United’s most important forward anymore, with Dutch striker Robin van Persie dwarfing his 13-goal haul for the season so far by a whopping 10 goals.

Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck are also providing Wazza stiff competition in the scoring stakes, even though the burly England international is in the middle of a 13 game purple patch.

Contributing to the momentum of the Rooney to PSG rumour is the fact that he is United’s highest earner, with a massive salary estimated to be around £250,000 per week.

And so the Times alludes to the fact that with his front line in such rude health, United manager Alex Ferguson could well be tempted to cash in on Rooney, and use PSG’s oil money to lubricate his team elsewhere.

Rooney has long been considered England's best player, and it would be interesting to see if his match-winning capabilities can be translated into a foreign league.

Joey Barton notwithstanding, it is rare for English footballers to venture beyond the borders of Blighty.

And while he may no longer be the uncouth youth who signed for United from Everton, it is hard to see Rooney settling in to cultured city like Paris, with the phrase 'like a bull in a china shop' springing to mind.

Would Rooney be a success if he signed for PSG?


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