Speaking at a press conference ahead of tonights England friendly against Italy, Rooney outlined his love for Serie A but admits he doesn’t see himself plying his trade there as he loves the Premier League.
“I’ve never thought of playing in Italy,” Rooney said.
“Growing up I watched Italian football. They had some great teams like Juventus and AC Milan and I loved to watch Fiorentina because I loved watching Batistuta.”Embed from Getty Images
The only likely destination Rooney would choose in Italy would be to ‘The Old Lady’, Juventus, who are the most prominent Italian side to currently feature in the Champions League. But the 29-year-old forward doesn’t think a move is likely.
“But to be honest I don’t think I will be playing in Italy.”
Rooney has also been linked with moves away from United to other Premier League clubs, with the likes of Chelsea having previously been interested, but for now it looks like he will continue to turn out for the Red Devils.
He is thriving under Louis Van Gaal and seems to love playing for the Red Devils.
As well as closing in on Bobby Charlton’s all-time leading goalscoring record, Rooney is pressing on to try and reach Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record of 260 goals. Rooney has 184 goals in 400 league appearances.
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