Wayne Rooney has said farewell to staff and team-mates at Everton as he prepares to move to MLS side DC United.
Rooney will not be involved in Everton’s final game of the season at West Ham citing a knee injury but he was at the club’s Finch Farm training ground on Saturday morning to say some his goodbyes before leaving at 12.35pm.
The US transfer window does not open until July though a deal is agreed in principle with DC United.
Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is still to sign off the terms of Rooney’s departure however, with the 32-year-old having a final year left on his contract worth around £150,000 a week.
‘The deal is not done but there is some interest from our end,’ DC United coach Ben Olsen told American website TMZ.
It is understood Rooney has been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 MLS season.
He rejoined Everton in July 2017 and scored 11 goals before Christmas but has not been an automatic pick for Allardyce in recent weeks.
Allardyce is expected to find out about his own future this week with Moshiri contemplating whether to sack the Everton manager and pay around £6million in compensation.
It is anticipated Moshiri will make a number of changes including increasing his shareholding and give a greater role to club director Keith Harris. Moshiri will also have to replace outgoing chief executive Robert Elstone who is going to Super League.
Everton fans are planning to voice their discontent at the way the club has been run this season during Sunday’s game against West Ham at the London Stadium.