Barcelona plans huge bid for Rooney

Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s “come and join us” plea to entice Wayne Rooney to Real Madrid last week, the News of the World this morning reports that Barcelona is lining up an £85 million summer swoop to make Wayne Rooney the world’s most expensive footballer.

The Spanish club, current European Champions, believes that United’s massive £700 million debt means that the Glazer family is under increasing pressure to consider bids for all the club’s top players, according to the report.

However, Rooney is unlikely to agitate for a move, having recently stated that he would like to see out the rest of his career at United and even try to beat Ryan Giggs’ appearance record. Moreover, the player’s wife, Colleen, recently gave birth to the couple’s first child, Kai, and neither is thought to want to disrupt the family.

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  1. elbonf says

    Paper talk crap – if Barcelona have 85 million to spare they would use it to bid for david villa who is making it known that he wishes a move away from valencia, i dont think the Rooney`s will consider moving to a different country with a newly born child anyway.

  2. says

    Ed.. you do realise it is News of the World and Wayne Rooney we are talking about. News of the world: probably the most unreliable source (though gives serious competition) and Wayne Rooney (perhaps the last player United will sell or who would leave us for any other club).
    So all in all a Sunday Rumour!

    • says

      Yeah. Totally. Silly season gossip in November. Although this is not without a source at NoW … It’ll never happen of course.

  3. Man Utd!!!!! says

    If Utd sell Rooney they will be in the middle of the league standings…

    Why does Utd have soo much of debt???

  4. aavash says

    it’s good for barcelona to have rooney but utd must keep rooney with it.This man can really help this club or without him utd certainly would go out of top 5 of rankings

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