Here’s How the Sports World Is Reacting to Wayne Rooney’s $16 Million MLS Deal

Wayne Rooney is coming to D.C. United.

Wayne Rooney.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Wayne Rooney of Everton shows appreciation to the fans during the lap of honour after the Premier League match between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park on May 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Wayne Rooney.

Wayne Rooney, one of the most legendary figures in English Premier League history, is coming to the United States. He'll join the MLS' D.C. United on a $16.2 million deal, according to ESPN.

The Washington Post reported earlier this week that Rooney was in "serious talks" with the soccer club.

Rooney, 32, has played for England's national team since 2000 and in the EPL since 2002. He is England's most-capped outfield player of all-time.

He was a mainstay for Manchester United for 13 years, but last year he joined Everton. He's now going through the rite of passage we've seen several times before: aging international star comes to the U.S. on a mega-deal to finish his career in the MLS.

Given his star power, reactions to the news were copious. Below is a roundup of how people responded to Rooney's transition to the MLS.

Wayne Rooney moving to the MLS one year after rejoining Everton. Rather sad to see him completely gone from England, but his time has been up at the top level for a number of years now. Will go down as a Premier League legend.

— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) May 10, 2018

I don't follow soccer. I know who Wayne Rooney is. I am more likely to go to a DC United game if he's on the team. That is why they signed him.

— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) May 10, 2018

Still totally fine with Zlatan coming to MLS at a bargain price, but 2018 Wayne Rooney and Fernando Torres at steep prices? Not so much.

— Subscribe to (@GrantWahl) May 10, 2018

WAYNE ROONEY to MLS!!!! 😲 wow @dcunited WOW.

— Brittany Arnold (@BrittanyMArnold) May 10, 2018

I can’t believe @WayneRooney’s apparently gonna leave the Premier League for the MLS. I’m fucking gutted. What a terrible decision. I hope he somehow changes his mind and decides to stay. Wazza is way too young for this.

— David. (@PeakRooney) May 10, 2018

Welcome to the U.S. @WayneRooney. Think I know which MLS team Im supporting now. See you soon :)

— Sadikshya (@Sadikshya_) May 10, 2018

Wayne Rooney has agreed a deal to move to DC United. Not sure Washington is a big enough town for Wazza and Donald Trump.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 10, 2018

July 2017: Wayne Rooney: 'I've come to help Everton win a trophy'

November 2017: Sam Allardyce appointed Everton manager

May 2018: Wayne Rooney: 'Bye!'

— The Irish Guy (@the_irishguy) May 10, 2018

the Wayne Rooney that DC United think they're getting


the Wayne Rooney that they're actually getting

— amadí (@amadoit__) May 10, 2018

Wayne Rooney is the only player to score 200+ goals and provide 100+ assists in the Premier League.

208 goals ⚽️
103 assists 🅰️

A true Premier League legend. 🙌

— Squawka (@Squawka) May 10, 2018

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