The talk of Wayne Rooney leaving Manchester United isn’t ceasing, and among all the clubs hoping to see him leave Old Trafford, Barcelona might be best suited and in the best position to sign him.
Everyone (meaning clubs like Real Madrid, Chelsea and Barcelona) are waiting to see if the talks between Rooney and David Moyes do not go well, which will go down this week, and lead to Rooney officially being put on the market in all likelihood. Rooney has his contract run out by 2015, and United are hoping to get a contract extension out of these talks.
According to the Sun and other media outlets, Rooney isn’t planning on saying yes to Moyes. Last season was the final straw for him, and while Alex Ferguson has been able to, over the years, handle Rooney more or less, keeping him from leaving the club even when he wasn’t very satisfied with the situation, Moyes will not have that kind of hold on the England international.
One of the things that are very important to Rooney is the promise of being able to play as a forward instead of moved around the midfield. With Robin van Persie and Javier Hernandez on the team, the places at the front are limited, while Shinji Kagawa is destined to occupy the position behind the two strikers. That leaves Rooney, who prefers being either the striker or the player behind him, with a spot on the wing or in the midfield, something he does well, but doesn’t like to.
At Barcelona, according to reports, he’ll be in the front three along with Neymar and Lionel Messi, playing as a forward, and bringing his exceptional work rate to the table, differing him from other options at the position. With David Villa on his way out of the club, a spot is opening up, although both Pedro and Alexis Sanchez, and even Cristian Tello, are also hoping for less competition next season when it comes to a starting spot in the forward line.