Wayne Rooney heads to Washington for DC United medicals

Wayne Rooney is expected to complete a move to DC United from Everton despite having one-year on his contract

Everton forward Wayne Rooney will travel to Washington this week to meet Major League Soccer side DC United ahead of a switch to the MLS.

The 32-year-old has already agreed a deal in principle with the club, although he still has a year left on his contract at Goodison Park.

The trip to the capital of the United States is understood to be a fact-finding mission.

Rooney re-joined Everton in July 2017 having spent 13 seasons at Manchester United.

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He is the Red Devils’ record goalscorer and won five Premier League titles and the Champions League.

It is understood Rooney has been offered a contract until the end of the 2020 MLS season. The US transfer window does not open until July.

Rooney, who is halfway through a two-year deal at Goodison Park, made 40 appearances for the club last season and was Everton’s top scorer with 11 goals.

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