Everton have announced that they have reached an agreement with Major League Soccer side DC United for the transfer of striker Wayne Rooney.

The former England captain, who is expected to arrive in Washington at around 7pm BST on Thursday ahead of the medical test.

The 32-year-old, who is England’s record goalscorer, will hold a news conference at the MLS club on Monday.

Rooney initially joined Everton in 1996 when he was aged 11 staying at Goodison Park for eight years before joining Manchester United in 2004.

The former England international, who is now Manchester United all-time goalscorer, has returned to the Toffees from Old Trafford last summer.

“Everton and Wayne Rooney have reached an agreement for the player to join MLS side D.C. United on a permanent transfer.”

“Rooney will complete the formalities of his move when the MLS transfer window opens on July 10.”

“From everyone at Everton, we thank Wayne for his service to the Club and wish him every success in the next three-and-a-half years with DC United.”

Rooney will move to DC United after scoring 11 goals in 40 Everton appearances last season.

“Moving to America and MLS fulfils another career ambition for me,” Rooney told the club website.

“I have the hunger to be a success here and will give DC 100% – as I have always done for every team I have ever played for. Now I can’t wait to get on the pitch in a United shirt and join my new teammates to bring success to this club.”

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