Wayne Rooney's £20m Cheshire mansion still under construction as he completes shock Derby transfer



Posted Wednesday, August 07, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk

BUILDERS face a race to get Wayne Rooney's £20million Cheshire mansion finished after the England legend today agreed to make a shock move to Derby County in January.

The country house, just over an hour away from his new Pride Park base, is still under construction, according to the latest pictures.

Wayne Rooney's £20m Cheshire mansion still under construction as he completes shock Derby transfer
Construction work on Rooney's Cheshire mansion is ongoingCredit: Zenpix

DC United forward Rooney today signed an 18-month contract with the Rams after wife Coleen said she wanted to raise their family in the UK - not in Washington.

Earlier today, Roo - England's all-time leading scorer - arrived at Derby's training ground to conclude talks over the 18-month deal, which will have the option of another year.

After sealing the switch, which will see him stay in the MLS until December, he said: "I am very excited about the opportunity that Derby County have provided me with.

"I am looking forward to joining Phillip Cocu, his coaching staff and the first-team squad from the start of January.

"I am sure I can make a big contribution and can't wait to meet everyone, especially the supporters.

"I am equally excited to begin my coaching career at Derby County working with both the first team and Academy.

"I must also take this opportunity to thank DC United, their owners, executives and supporters, who have been superb to work with.

"I want them to know that I will give my all in support of our push for the play-offs."

Burnley boss Sean Dyche was also keen to bring Rooney home and offer Premier League football close to the family's Merseyside roots.

The Clarets would also have provided a shorter commute from the "Morrisons-looking" Cheshire mansion - which still looks like a building site.

Wayne Rooney's £20m Cheshire mansion still under construction as he completes shock Derby transfer
Rooney has signed an 18-month contract with the Rams after wife Coleen said she wanted to raise their family in the UK, not in WashingtonCredit: Instagram

Rooney's family struggled to settle on the East Coast of America after making the move last June following his second spell at Everton.

Rooney's wife Coleen wanted to return to their native North West after missing her friends and family while living in Bethesda, Maryland, on the outskirts of Washington.

The couple have four kids, Kai, nine, Klay, six, Kit, three, and Cass, who was born in February last year.

The transfer means they can move back to a UK school ahead of the new term - although Roo will have to stay in the US.

Morris wants Rooney as a player-coach after hiring Phillip Cocu to replace Frank Lampard.



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