Wayne Rooney and Paris Saint-Germain Reportedly in Talks over Summer Move

Patrick Clarke@@_Pat_ClarkeCorrespondent IMay 22, 2013

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly in the midst of talks that would bring the English superstar to PSG this summer, according to L'Equipe (via ESPN.com) on Wednesday.

According to unnamed English sources, Rooney is "enormously interested" by PSG's approach with the former Everton prodigy seemingly having overtaken Napoli forward Edinson Cavani in the French club's list of transfer priorities.

The 27-year-old Rooney scored 12 goals and recorded 10 assists in Premier League play this past season, helping the Red Devils win the league, earning yet another berth in the UEFA Champions League next season.

The reported talks should come as little surprise to United fans considering Rooney handed in a transfer request earlier this month. Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that the club would not be selling him.  

Keep in mind that Rooney requested to be moved three years ago prior to signing a five-year deal with the club. 

Robin van Persie led all Premier League scorers with 26 goals this past season, while Rooney only appeared in 27 of the club's 38 league matches.

Clearly, Rooney has grown frustrated with his role at Old Trafford, where he was forced to take a back seat to van Persie all season long. Paris Saint-Germain, meanwhile, won the French Ligue 1 this season, beating out second-place Marseille by 10 points.

Rooney, who made his senior club debut for Everton in the early 2000s, has been at Old Trafford since 2004, scoring nearly 200 goals for the Red Devils in 400 appearances for the club. 


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