Wayne Rooney is a Newcastle United target, claims Sports Direct - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In a hilarious bit of news – and this is getting more embarrassing for Rooney by the minute, with first PSG denying that they made a move for him, then Bayern refusing to consider him – Sports Direct, the Newcastle owner Mike Ashley’s retail company – claims that Newcastle United have made Wayne their primary summer transfer target.
Let’s do the math here – Rooney wants £200k / week minimum, Manchester United will want £30m minimum, and he wants Champions League football. Newcastle can’t manage any three, although they will be able to ensure that he gets a lot of games and minutes on the pitch.
But as Michael Owen – a player who gets far more time on the bench than Rooney ever has – recently said, it’s much better for a top player to be playing occasionally for a top club alongside top players instead of playing every week for a club below his level, with players below his level.