Florentino Perez is hoping to bring old target Rooney to Spain.
Real Madrid are preparing a surprise transfer offer for out-of-favour Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney this summer if they miss out on Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, according to AS newspaper.
The England striker was once a target of newly elected Madrid president Florentino Perez and it’s thought the 27-year-old would act as the perfect marquee signing for the Spanish giants.
It’s already known that Rooney has made it clear he wants to leave United this summer, after retiring manager Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed the striker had put in a transfer request.
However, up until now it was thought that the Englishman would either stay in the Premier League or move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
However, with Los Blancos clearly turning their attention towards England this transfer window – the nine-time European champions have also been linked with Suarez and Tottenham’s Gareth Bale – Rooney has now emerged as another shock target.
The forward has played second fiddle to new attacking signing Robin Van Persie in 2012/13, yet in 27 Premier League games still managed to score 12 goals and set up a further 10.
Although that total is someway off the benchmark Rooney set in the previous season when in 44 games for United in all competitions the former Everton hit-man netted an impressive 37 times.
The fifth highest scorer in England history signed at Old Trafford in 2004 for £32.6m and holds the record for the most goals from any player under Ferguson.
Rooney currently has two years remaining on his deal with the Red Devils so if the club do decide to sell their star it would make financial sense to do it this summer.