Rooney enjoys day out at races after agreeing switch to the MLS

Wayne Rooney has enjoyed a day out at the races after agreeing a move to the MLS.

The former Manchester United forward is set to leave Everton for DC United just one season after returning from Manchester United.

He is set to move to America on an initial two-and-a-half year deal after ‘agreeing a deal in principle’.

Rooney was pictured with wife Coleen and some pals as they made the trip to Chester racecourse for Ladies Day.

The ex-England captain kept a low profile during the day as other members of the group celebrated some winnings.

Former England captain Rooney has one year left on his deal at Goodison Park, and was top scorer for the Toffees this season.

But the 32-year-old has fallen down the pecking order under Sam Allardyce, whom Rooney’s move would suggest looks increasingly likely to stay on Merseyside this summer.

Rooney’s agent, Paul Stretford, held talks with a number of MLS clubs 12 months ago, before the striker’s switch to Goodison.

He opted to stay in the Premier League and return to Goodison but a move Stateside is now seemingly on the cards.

The Americans are willing to offer £3million a year and are governed by a strict wage cap system in the MLS, although Rooney would come outside of that if he joined as a ‘designated player’.

Rooney is currently on closer to £15million a year – meaning between them DC United, Manchester United, and Everton must stump up the cash to make the deal viable to Rooney.

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