Koeman decided he wanted Rooney during hazy trip back to Amsterdam

Everton boss returned to city to catch up with old friends and came away with sudden desire to sign Wayne.

Ronald Koeman wants to bring Wayne Rooney back to Everton
ROONEY-READY: Ronald (Image: Ronnie Macdonald)

Everton boss Ronald Koeman decided he wanted to sign Wayne Rooney while enjoying a trip back to Amsterdam, we can exclusively reveal.

The Dutchman is fond of the city having played for and managed Ajax, and on a recent return visit to catch up with old friends he happened upon a café screening a live Man Utd match.

Koeman told Football Burp: “It seemed like a good chance to combine work with leisure, so I went inside to study the game.

“I knew that Rooney might soon become available so I kept a close eye on him, but from what I could make out through all the smoke in there he seemed to be contributing very little.

“The longer I was in there, though, the more potent Rooney seemed to become and once I’d satisfied my sudden appetite with a brownie it dawned on me that he’s the player we need to take Everton to the next level.

“When he nutmegged a unicorn and deftly lobbed the onrushing Ziggy Stardust…you know, you just can’t coach those things.”