Embattled Manchester United star Wayne Rooney is believed to be considering a special arrangement with the club that would see his pay demands reduced considerably.
The club is grappling with the huge financial implications of maintaining the team so the player would need to agree with the current realities or consider a move.
Rooney was poised to head to his boyhood club Everton to help manager Ronald Koeman with his plans. However, such talks have quickly died down with the player insisting on remaining with United. Even if it were to resume, the Toffees might not be able to pay for such a player even if his current wage demands is halved.
Most Premier League sides cannot offer a 30+ player earning over £100,000 when he is not a regular starter. If the player wants to continue his stay, he would have to agree a significant pay cut.
Real Madrid could assent to the deal for Alvaro Morata if United increase their offer for the striker. The club has reportedly agreed terms with the Spaniard so a move is imminent this summer. With the club retaining Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, Rooney’s chances are slimmer.
Rooney is likely targeting the World Cup next year and two more years with United before he thinks of an exit. All these points would be on the table when he discusses with the management this summer. One thing is sure; changes would be made.