Manchester United’s former England national football team captain Wayne Rooney has returned to his former club Everton on a two-year deal after winning 13 trophies at Old Trafford.
The move comes as Romelu Lukaku sealed a deal on Sunday to move from Everton to Man Utd.
Rooney, who has moved to Goodison Park for an undisclosed fee, spoke of his excitement at returning to a club where he began his career after coming through the youth ranks.
“(Winning trophies with Everton) would be the pinnacle,’’ the 31-year-old said.
“I really feel now the club is moving in the right direction, bringing the right calibre of players in. I want to be part of it and hopefully part of a successful Everton team.
“It’s a great feeling to be back. I’m excited, I cannot wait to meet the lads, get on the training pitch and then get on the pitch to play. I’m ecstatic – I just cannot wait to get back playing.’’
Rooney exploded on to the Premier League scene when he netted a stunning winner for Everton against Arsenal aged 16.
He moved to United two years later for a fee reported by British media to be 25 million pounds ($32.23 million).