Everton midfielder Wayne Rooney is close to completing a transfer to DC United, as per reports. Sky Sportsclaim the deal should be done in less than 48 hours before the player travels to Washington later in the week.

The player’s rep Paul Stretford has agreed a deal with DC United and it suits Everton so the deal is almost done. The former Three Lions skipper has reportedly sorted out his visa and work permit issues so he should be in training with his new teammates when he lands in the United States.

The major hurdle is that Rooney will not be allowed to officially join DC United until the transfer window opens on July 10. He would then go on to make his debut when DC United play Vancouver Whitecaps at the Audi Field Stadium four days later.

The Everton legend is expected to return to the club when his playing career is over. He is expected to take a coaching role or some capacity at the club when he is done at the Major League Soccer.

He had an illustrious career in the Premier League, starting from Everton before he moved to Old Trafford. He is the record goalscorer for United at 253 goals after 557 games. His 16-year Premier League display would not be forgotten in a hurry as he is easily in the conversation for one of the greatest players in the Premier League era.