Football: Blue blood Wayne Rooney seals Everton homecoming

Wayne Rooney has signed a two-year contract with Everton.
Wayne Rooney has signed a two-year contract with Everton. PHOTO: TWITTER/@WAYNEROONEY

London (AFP) - England and Manchester United's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney completed a move back to his boyhood club Everton on Sunday, the player told the Press Association in a statement.

The 31-year-old forward - who had become a peripheral figure under Jose Mourinho last season - signed a two-year contract with Everton bringing the curtain down on 13 trophy-laden years at United.

"It is some time since I said that the only Premier League club I would play for other than Manchester United was Everton, so I am delighted that the move has happened," he said in the statement.