22 November 2009

Wayne Rooney To Become Highest Paid Player In Premier League History

Highest paid player!

According to a report in the News of the World, the Red Devils will offer the striker a whopping £170,000-a-week when the negotiations for a new contract take place in February. The prospective contract is also said to include an image rights deal worth £45,000-a-week.

The tabloid claims there has been an increasing amount of interest from Barcelona to sign the England international, but the 24-year-old has remained fiercely loyal to the club.

Old Trafford bosses are said to be keen on repaying this loyalty with the aforementioned contract, which would see the Liverpool-born player secure the most lucrative contract in the history of the club, as well as the English top-flight.

Negotiations are expected to begin when the player's agent, Paul Stretford, returns following a nine-month ban. The Old Trafford bosses are said to be keen to wrap up an agreement before the World Cup, as Rooney could evoke some serious interest from clubs abroad through his performances on the biggest stage in world football.
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