Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has arrived Uk ahead of his transfer move back to English football with Championship side, Derby County.
The ex-England captain on Tuesday morning arrived at Heathrow and has made his way up to the Midlands to complete a deal to become a player-coach.
After spending a little over a year in Major League Soccer, Rooney has two years remaining on his agreement at DC United.
The 33-year-old has openly spoken of his willingness to follow a leadership career when he retires as a player, and according to Sky Sports, he sees Derby as an optimal chance to learn the ropes while extending his playing career as well.
Rooney was a big admirer of Louis van Gaal’s coaching methods when he was at Manchester United, and he has been convinced that Derby’s current boss, Philip Cocu, has a similar approach to his countryman.
He sees this role as an ideal opportunity to gain some coaching experience, while also returning home to England to be nearer his wider family.
If negotiations go well, he could be confirmed as a Derby player and coach later on Tuesday. The Championship transfer window closes at the same time as the Premier League’s on Thursday at 5pm.