Wayne Rooney has confirmed he got here near shifting to La Liga in 2010 after handing in a switch request at Manchester United.
The previous England captain netted 253 objectives in 559 appearances for United between 2004 and 2017, turning into their all-time main aim scorer – a report he additionally secured for his nation.
Nevertheless, he got here near leaving Outdated Trafford early within the 2010/11 marketing campaign as he handed in a switch request.
Now, the present Derby County admitted that there have been three golf equipment who he may have joined at that time – together with two La Liga giants.
He has revealed how his choice would have been for a transfer to Barcelona, though at that exact time a chance to affix their El Clasico rivals Actual Madrid was extra probably.
Sarcastically, the ahead netted in that season’s Champions League ultimate in opposition to the Blaugrana – though Pep Guardiola’s facet ran out 3-1 victors on that event.
“There was Actual Madrid, Barcelona and the Man Metropolis factor retains cropping up, however there was by no means the choice for me to go there.
“Though there have been rumours on that as nicely, however the different three, actually, have been extra lifelike choices.
“In my head, on the time, in that two-day interval, I used to be able to go and play in Spain.
“Ideally, I’d have preferred to have gone to Barcelona, however it was wanting extra more likely to be Actual Madrid than Barcelona. Chelsea have been all the time there as nicely.”
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