Wayne Rooney's new contract at Manchester United has made him the highest-paid footballer in the world, according to newspaper reports.
The Sun and the Daily Mirror both report that the striker's new deal is worth £250,000 a week including bonuses and image rights - equivalent to £65 million over five years.
The Daily Star reports that the crucial factor clinching the deal was not Rooney's wages, but a promise elicited from the Glazer family to make £60m available to Ferguson to spend in the transfer market between now and the start of next season.
The Manchester United striker ended an intense week of speculation about his future on Friday when it was confirmed he had agreed a new five-year contract with the Old Trafford outfit.
So was this a plan between Fergie and Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford ?
They have been friends for many years, in fact it was Paul Stretford who originally took Rooney from his old agent David Lookwood – signed him to his agency and then transferred Rooney from Everton to Manchester United.
Look at the facts – with the debt getting high at Man Utd interest payments taking away transfer funds and a look down the M62 towards Liverpool will have sent a panic wave over Fergusson.
Liverpool sold Alonso and Mascherano their best two midfielders the club could not afford them and their wage demands – Manchester United sold Ronaldo and Tevez and are stumbling in the league – if Rooney was to go it could start a domino effect that would bring down Fergusson regime.
“Team Rooney” and Fergusson make a pact to force the owners into a climb down?
Look at the way Fergusson came out in the Press Conference – Oscar Winning?
Then the Statement from Rooney – Fans went mad media went into overdrive…
Are you telling me that Fergusson and Paul Stretford did not talk behind the scene ?
With the owners in America and world press and 24 hours media covering it with Rooney flirting with Man City the owners in America had to move to save their “franchise” and protect their investment and so break their wage structure and provide funds to Fergusson…
The talk of Rooney private life has disappeared covered up with this new deal and the rebirth of Rooney!!!! Winner Team Rooney and Fergie..
Far Fetched ? This from a man that’s been around for 20 plus years and knows how to manipulate the media?
This could be the biggest stich up in modern football…
It’s got you thinking??? Well Done Fergie… LOL LOL
By Majid Lavji - Read more @ www.AsiaEuropeFootball.org