Manchester United's Wayne Rooney reveals HUGE transfer offer from China to Piers Morgan
There had been massive speculation about Wayne Rooney becoming the most high profile name to move to China during the winter transfer window. Although, that move did not transpire, Wayne Rooney has now revealed to journalist and celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan that there was a ridiculous bid from Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG.
The move would have seen Rooney reunite with his former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson. The 30-year-old initially started off in poor form but has since rediscovered his form although he is again laid low with a knee injury.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney had no intention of joining the likes of Ramires, Gervinho, Jackson Martines and Alex Texiera in China but the sums being talked about to secure his signature is simply ridiculous.
Here is an excerpt from Piers Morgan's Daily Mail column
My phone rang at 11pm tonight. It was England football captain Wayne Rooney.
He wanted to discuss his forthcoming Manchester United testimonial plans this summer.
But we also talked about reports in the papers this week that he’s been offered ridiculous sums of money to go and play in China for Shanghai, a team managed by Sven-Göran Eriksson.
‘It’s true,’ he said.
‘How big a salary are we talking?’
‘Come on,’ I prodded, ‘make me sick.’
He then revealed a figure, based on a three-year deal, so stupendously, stratospherically gigantic that it did indeed make me feel instantly nauseous. (Without giving too much away, let’s just say it included eight noughts…) I literally gasped in horror, prompting him to add a final killer blow: ‘After tax!’
‘There’s another advantage I can see,’ I said.
‘The Chinese fans won’t realise how slow you’ve got.’
My guess is Rooney won’t leave United for another year or two. But one thing’s for sure, the Chinese are coming for world football and as with everything they do in business, they seem to have almost limitless sums of cash with which to dominate it.
Just to give you an idea about the gigantic amount being spoken about, a minimum eight-figure salary is 100000000 that is ten million! Yikes!