Roon with a view
Wayne Rooney is at the center of a TV tussle as broadcasters fight to secure him as a pundit.
Sun Online can reveal that Sky and BT are ‘desperate’ to land the former England and Manchester United striker who left Derby County manager last week.
Sources claim the 36-year-old will be able to ‘name his price’ as chains race to land their star summer signing.
An insider told Sun Online: “Sky and BT would love to have Wayne on their team of pundits and are desperate to get their man.
“He’s played Monday Night Football on Sky before and was really good and well liked by the viewers.
“Wayne has some good banter with Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, so the producers think he could be a brilliant part of the setup and a natural fit.
“However, BT is also going in circles.
“Wayne is an absolute legend of the game and they know adding him to their squad would be a major blow. He is keeping his options open at this time and will speak to both channels.
“It’s likely he’ll eventually be able to name his award based on where he works and that’s not beyond the areas he could work in for broadcasters in America and the Far East, which many other players do.
“Rooney remains a god in China due to his time at Manchester United and he is also massively admired in America after his playing days there…”