Once a blue, always a blue? Punters are lumping on Wayne Rooney to return home

The rumours of a Roo return are stronger than ever, with some papers saying it could happen before the week is out

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Everton are on a transfer spree. They’re splashing cash like no tomorrow. It’s July 4th, and they’ve already racked up 86 million pounds worth of transfers, including Michael Keane and Sandro Ramirez in the last week alone.

It’s got to the point where I genuinely wouldn’t be surprised if they signed my own Dad for £40 million plus bonuses.

And it looks as though the rumours are only gathering speed, with some journalists suggesting he has agreed a moved back to his boyhood club and could be back in Croxteth – or at least Walton – by the end of the week.

If our punters are anything to go by, the deal looks all but signed. His odds have been cut from as large as 14/1 earlier in the year, to now, where he’s 1/9 to jump ship. Since last night’s gossip, we’ve seen chunky bets of £200, £130 and a couple of fifty quids for good measure.

We also launched our new Fake News specials, whereby our traders go rogue and call bullshit on transfer rumours. This week’s, was, of course, Roo’s return to the Toffees. Over 200 people lumped on at boosted odds of evens from 1/2, leaving the cocky lad on the trading floor sweating every time there’s a Sky Sports breaking news announcement.

Next in the betting is a move to China at 5/1, or staying at United is priced at 6/1. But Ronald Koeman has always been open to a Wazza return, after publicly saying back in February he’d be welcomed back with open hours.

Whether those Rooney-backers are Blues welcoming his return, or Reds bidding him good riddance, we’re yet to find out.

So, how do you solve a problem like Wayne Rooney? Take him off your wage bill, and send him packing back to ‘The Ev’ after 13 years at Old Trafford.

Back to the Toffees. For the latest Transfer odds head over to PaddyPower.com

What do you think?