According to The Mirror, England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will be the target of two Chinese clubs in the summer. Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao and Beijing Guoan are rumoured to have Wayne Rooney in their wishlist as the Chinese League keeps growing stronger and stronger. Premier League clubs are already paying inflated fees because of the influx of foreign money as well as the bumper TV deal but now have to contend with a new force in the market, the Chinese money. Rooney is already on an absurdly high salary of around £300,000-a-week, considering his impact and performances for the past few years.
Now that he no longer is a guaranteed starter and looking at his physical decline, it is highly difficult for Rooney to return to his former self and convince Mourinho to pick him every game. One factor against Rooney’s move to China would be his position in the England team. It would be hard for Southgate to pick Rooney based on his performances in the Chinese Super League. If Rooney wants to play the 2018 World Cup in Russia, it’s better for him not to leave to the CSL.