5 Reasons Why Chelsea shouldn't pursue Wayne Rooney

Chelsea bound?
Chelsea bound?

Chelsea have recently been linked with a move for Manchester United start Wayne Rooney. Reports suggest that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has personally sanctioned a stunning £30m move for the unsettled Manchester United star – who had a plea for a move rejected by manager Alex Ferguson a fortnight ago.

There has been growing speculation about Wayne Rooney’s future at Manchester United, pre-dating news of Ferguson’s departure, and the 27 year old has certainly played a less pivotal role in the club’s Premier League title success this term as he has in previous campaigns. Now, I personally don’t think Chelsea should sign Wayne Rooney and I’m going to tell you why in the 5 reasons below.

1) Heavy price tag and high wages.

Wayne Rooney wouldn’t come cheap at all. He’d cost us near £30 million as it has been reported. £30m for a player who probably has reached the peak of his career is not worth it at all. He’s going to turn 28 this October and instead of him we could go for much cheaper, younger and better options like Isco or Bony. Rooney also earns £250K per week at Manchester United! We could easily match this but its way too much for him in my opinion. With UEFA’s FFP rules coming into place next season, Chelsea should be looking for a ways to get decrease our wage bill instead of boosting it by paying this much to someone like Rooney.

2) Rooney turns 28 in October.

Wayne Rooney turns 28 in October. As reported Chelsea would offer Rooney a 5 year contract which would see him stay at the Bridge until he’s 33. Should we really pay £30m for a player who’s ageing. £250k + per week for 5 years? It doesn’t make sense in my head.

3) His heart beats for Manchester United.

Now this is something the entire football world knows. Wayne Rooney loves Manchester United and his heart beats for them. This is one of the many reasons why I don’t see this deal going through. Manchester United would much rather sell him to a team like Bayern Munich or PSG who would also match our offer than their rivals for the Premier League tittle. This would kind of be like Torres’s switch from Liverpool to Chelsea. With all his love for Manchester United, he might not settle well in London and might not be able to concentrate on Chelsea’s aims and title ambitions. This could massively affect his performances and could easily make him a flop at Stamford Bridge.

4)Not in form. 

Like Torres, Rooney also isn’t in the best form of his life. He only has 16 goals in 36 appearances for Manchester United. He’s not been performing on his highest levels for both Man Utd and England and has been dropped for many big games by Unite’s legend himself Sir Alex. Paying £30m for a player who’s not in the best form of his life is just risky. This is what happened with Fernando and we shouldn’t risk it again. I get the fact that he’s been prolific over the past seasons but his recent form has not been the best at all. We should be targeting a prolific striker in top form with alot of good years ahead of him. Someone like Lewandowski.

5) If United would be willing to let go of him, why should we go for him?

If title contenders Manchester United are willing to get rid of him for some reasons, why should we sign him? I mean United aren’t clueless that they’ll just let their top stars who they expect to grow and do better for their club leave. If they are happily willing to let go him then they MUST have seen something that Chelsea and other clubs can’t. Yes, maybe they need the £30m for new players but why can’t we go for those new players. As I’ve said earlier, he’s almost 28, not in form and earns £250K a week and United would more than love to fetch anything near £30m for such a player.

So there you go. Those are pretty much the reasons behind why I think Chelsea shouldn’t pursue Rooney. He might just turn out to be the title winning key for us next season, you never know but its a risk not worth taking in my opinion.

Do let me know what you guys think about Wayne Rooney. Would you want him at Chelsea? Agree with me and my points? KTBFFH!

Twitter: @ShauryaCFC

  1. anns says

    I got to Agree with you 100%

    1. sheyi says

      Those ‎​A̶̲̥̅®ε̲̣̣̣̥ ‎​†ђξ best reasons abramovich must consider.yeah!!

  2. eniola says


  3. lizwe masuku says

    Reason no# 6
    fans dont like him

    1. Shaurya CFC says

      True that mate.

  4. Matti Howell says

    i dont think United are willing to ‘let him go’ i think its a case of Wazza bein unhappy, and wanting to go. United will be unwillingly slapping a pricetag on him for the fear of him leaving for free at the end of his current contract. i hear what your saying in respect to Torres, but Rooney for me is a different player in a different scenario. Torres in my opinion at the time was like a shark in a pond, the outstanding player in a team of average players. Rooney is completely different, hes in a team of champions. he performs week in week out, and is by far Englands best player. I think he gets a hard time for not scoring, but his work rate is there for all to see. As a chelsea fan since the 1st day i was able to say the word….. I think Rooney would be the FIGHT were lacking in our classy looking new forward line up and be an amazing addition to our club. keep flying the flag mate!!
    Matti Howell

    1. Billy says

      Well said Matt,Billy fae Scotland,Blue is the colour 🙂

    2. Vaibhav Kumble says

      Right on

  5. Fredrick says

    He is simply not BLUE but will have the RED BLOOD in him alwayz……..we dont need him i agree with you 100%

    1. Okuhle says

      It would be a disgrace United fans if Wazza moved.

  6. sheyi says

    Those ‎​A̶̲̥̅®ε̲̣̣̣̥. ‎​†ђξ best reasons abramovich must consider…yeah!

  7. Tushar says

    For me, Man Utd has ruined his career frankly. He was second fiddle first to Ronaldo,now to RVP. His work rate is amazing. Any other team would had made him their first choice. And I don’t think he is that into loving United.
    Over that he is exactly the type of striker Chelsea need to be looking out for.

  8. Anonymous says

    united isnt ready to let him go but if moyes become the next manager at united moyes and rooney have controversy written all over them and rooney almost sued everton for not letting him move to united

  9. Billy says

    Rubbish,strikers peak from their late 20s till their early 30s,that lad can play all right,and sometimes you stagnate at one club for too long,Chelsea defo for me,once he started banging in the goals,it would be all forgot about,remember a certain Mo Johnston at Rangers???as for the money its Romans and he will make the call,Shevchenco springs to mind,as for Lewandowski,he never made it before in the preimership,so why will he do it this time………..

  10. Anonymous says

    i prefer chelsea buy lewangoalski 25 M other buy rooney 30 M

    1. bitto raphael says

      tanx dude

  11. xtian says

    First of all, we must understand that we have to balance our allocation for English players. Lamps and Terry going out is huge especially when you consider their quality. Yeah, its really about quality these days. As we all know, England rarely produces quality these days as it would be easier to fill any position we want with quality non English players. This is why we must pay attention to such details when they become available. Rooney doesn’t have to be a pure striker because he is a natural false 9. This could possibly create an incredible mix for Chelsea with the three behind him or he plays behind the striker possessing the incredible ability of Gigs.

  12. Anonymous says

    We dont need hm, we hv Lukaku, and BA

  13. Irokotola michael says

    Football is all about business, thou the passion will be there. I think you people have not forgotten VP and if you do, you might not forget R7 they scored against their formal clubs respectively. Rooney is one of the greatest player ever on the planet. He is outstanding and in other class that’s why his wages speaks for him. VP was 28 when united got him and now he still have atleast 3 years of active football while roo also have atleast four year of active football. We need him, he is a great goal scorer, not like any of our present strikers. He can switch position and also can play as a false striker even as a real one. Let get him and let united realised like arsenal did that they make a great mistake by selling their one and only best player. The guy is awesomely good.

  14. Anonymous says

    lewondoski is younger, yet to peak…. and both will cost same…

    big no to rooney..

  15. TORRES is getting better we have BA and LUKAKU.why on earth do we need the 30M 28 yeard FAT RED BLOODED PIG.25M LEWANDOWSKI 24 year for me

  16. Vaibhav Kumble says

    Too much sentiment is involved in ppl’s opinions. He is a world class player. Simple as that. And he is a winner. He plays every game yo win. Exactly the kind of player we need.. 100% yes for Rooney.

  17. K DHEERAJ says

    I agree with you up to some point!He is truely manu player n he may not have such intensity when he is at our bridge,and if we take him should sell torres for decent price and replace his wages to wayne.But i dont think age should be concern, players like our blues legend drogba,pirlo,xavi(still 32),super frankie etc…made huge contribution their team succes even at 30’s and still making huge impact.So i do hope it depends on desire not the age,rooney surely has the ability but his desire is main concern,and you mentioned that he scored less goals this season that is due to he was pushed little deeper than before after arrival of rvp at OT,because of his less height than rvp and hernandez,eventhough he is good player in air SAF prefferd them to rooney,since they(manu) made lot of crucial goals through air and set pieces,so i dont think he lost his finishing touch,but even he plays well for us we too have some short players like mata, hazard and moses at front and has danger of getting weak in air like barca eventhough we have great ability just like barca,so i would prefer lewandowski(because of his height and heading ability) to rooney but i like rooney personally because i like england national team and watch EPL,so even welcome rooney to our chelsea whole heartedly, if he arrives.

  18. omoh says

    i really want rooney at chelsea.because chelsea need rooney to work with them

  19. Anonymous says

    Whoever wrote this is an idiot. The only reason Rooney didn’t perform this season was because united played him at alien positions and gave priority to RVP. His avg goals per match is phenomenal but it dropped after RVP joined. United’s loss, our gain. A player like rooney has so much to offer even if he’s 33

  20. Anonymous says

    Also, United aren’t willing to let him go. Do some research for god’s sake

  21. Okuhle says

    If José goes to Chelsea and buys Ronaldo and still but Rooney. It would work well with Ronaldo’s support.

  22. Gospel ernest says

    For me Rooney is a good player but I strongly believe signing rooney will be like the case of Torres. Must we always go for players who have playing at the peak of their career?. Why not look at young players who wouldnt cost us much.

  23. chelsea mbipom says

    if man u let go of rooney,why do we look for him, why. we should look for better strikers and midfilders ,sell out torries. this coming seasion did good players to face a challenge.so we do not need person like rooney in stamford bridge

  24. Zachary says

    Rooney is a good player when he is given that responsibility, united failled to give him that mantle and he ended up watching games from the bench. lewandoski has not yet proved himself and will be no business bringing him to stamford. i think Rooney is better bearing in mind that we have Romelo Lukaku who will help him score. Lukaku is as good as Lewandoski

  25. Jeff says

    If he is the guy Mourinho needs as the last piece of our trophy winning team the I support

  26. Adeyebi peter says

    i luv rooney 2 come but i preffer drogba at chealsea

  27. K c igwe says

    Yes i do lov to see rooney at chelsea

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  29. felix says

    did he still comming to chelsea

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