Petr Cech backs wantaway Man Utd star Wayne Rooney for Chelsea move
Petr Cech believes Wayne Rooney will make a seamless and successful transition to Chelsea. The Russian shot-stopper lauded the Englishman and backed him up for a move to London. The wantaway Manchester United striker has been strongly linked with a move to Chelsea over the last couple of weeks.
The new Stamford Bridge boss Jose Mourinho is an avid admirer of Wayne Rooney, who handed in his second transfer request in three years last month. It is believed Chelsea want to take advantage of Manchester United’s fragile position to acquire a cut-price deal on Wayne Rooney.
Manchester United’s new manager David Moyes is keen on convincing Wayne Rooney to ink a contract renewal, but it appears as if the 27-year-old England international has other priorities in mind. With a year left on his contract, Manchester United will be forced to sell Wayne Rooney if the forward refuses to put pen on paper.
The Premier League champions are having a hard time controlling Wayne Rooney ever since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager of Manchester United. According to reports, David Moyes and Wayne Rooney just recently sat down for contract talks. The negotiations have ended, but it doesn’t appear as if Manchester United have any good news to announce.
Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are rivaling Chelsea for Wayne Rooney’s signature, but the Blues are the hot-favorites. Just last month, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted his side had enough funds to place a big bid for Wayne Rooney. Meanwhile, reports from France suggest Paris Saint-Germain are ready to break their banks for Wayne Rooney.
A move to Chelsea will certainly attract Wayne Rooney, not just because of the opportunity to play under Jose Mourinho, but for a bigger salary and a better chance to pick up silverware. Interestingly, Chelsea and Manchester United have won the same amount of silverware since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich took over the Blues.
Petr Cech believes Wayne Rooney can play a big role in Chelsea’s success. Cech claims he doesn’t know what’s going on between Jose Mourinho and Wayne Rooney, but he sees Chelsea’s interest sparking up for the Englishman.
“I could see him in a Chelsea shirt, as players change shirts,” Petr Cech told Sky Sports News. “He has had a fantastic career with Manchester United, but sometimes players need new challenges.
“If that happens, he is a fantastic player and would be welcomed to our squad. But at the moment we are in the moment of speculation so we will see what happens.
“He is a great player and you always want to see great players in your team. I can see lots of players in the Chelsea shirt, but it all depends on who Jose Mourinho wants to see in the Chelsea shirt. He has his ideas and what he wants. Now the window opens and we will see what the movement is.”