Transfer News: Former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney is looking to sign Phil Jones for MLS side DC United this summer.
The former England striker was unveiled as America’s new manager last week and is looking to strengthen his side this summer by bringing his former United team-mate into the squad.
The duo spent six years together at Old Trafford before Rooney’s move to Everton in 2017.
According to The Sun, Rooney tried to bring Jones to Derby County last season, but the Rams’ finances made it impossible for them to sign the 30-year-old.
He is reported to be rekindling his interest in the defender and trying to persuade him to move to DC United.
Jones joined Manchester United from Blackburn Rovers in 2011 for £16.5 million. He was seen as one of the brightest prospects in English football before moving to Old Trafford. He became a regular starter for the Red Devils and helped the club win the Premier League title, FA Cup and Europa League title.
The veteran defender’s career has been marred by injuries in recent years. He has only made 13 appearances for the club over the last three seasons. Jones is currently behind Raphael Varane, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly in the line-up of defenders at Manchester United.
According to the Guardian, the Premier League giants will finalize the signing of Ajax defender Lisandro Martinez. The Argentine’s arrival could prompt a move for Jones.
Tags: Manchester United, Wayne Rooney, DC United
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