England international Wayne Rooney has rejoined his former club, Everton on a free transfer, English tabloids report on Sunday.
The Manchester United record goalscorer left the Merseyside club 13 years ago and scored 253 goals in 559 matches with the Red Devils.
The 31-year old won five Premier League titles and each of the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup once after joining from the Toffees for £27m in 2004.
Rooney said he was “ecstatic” and his “first game back will be an emotional day”.
“It’s a great feeling to be back. I cannot wait to meet the lads, get on the training pitch and then get on the pitch to play,” he added.
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Rooney’s return comes as United look set to sign Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, with a £75m deal for the Belgium international agreed between the two clubs.
“I’m not just coming back because it’s the team I support, the team I grew up playing for – I’m coming back because I feel the club can move forward and be successful.
“I want to be part of it. There will be pressure on me to perform, but I’m ready to go. I believe I can help move this club forward and be more successful on the pitch.”
Rooney scored 17 goals in 77 games in his first spell at the Goodison Park.
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