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Rooney: I Joined Everton To Win Trophies

Wayne Rooney says he is looking to win trophies with Everton, after completing a return to his boyhood club.

Everton announced the signing of Wayne Rooney on a two-year deal , for a fee believed to be worth £10 million.

The England striker won a host of trophies at Manchester United and ends a 13-year stay at Old Trafford.

“(Winning trophies with Everton) would be the pinnacle,” Rooney told the club’s official website.

“I really feel now the Club is moving in the right direction, bringing the right calibre of players in. I want to be part of it and hopefully part of a successful Everton team.

“It’s a great feeling to be back. I’m excited, I cannot wait to meet the lads, get on the training pitch and then get on the pitch to play. I’m ecstatic – I just cannot wait to get back playing.”

“I’m excited, and I’m excited by the signings that the club have made. This club is moving forward,” continued Rooney. “This football club should be winning trophies and we’re taking huge steps to being involved and trying to win trophies.

“The first game back will be an emotional day for me and I’m looking forward to it. I’m not just coming back because it’s the team I support, the team I grew up playing for – I’m coming back because I feel the Club can move forward and be successful. I want to be part of it.

“There will be pressure on me to perform, but I’m ready to go. I believe I can help move this club forward and be more successful on the pitch.

“With the new stadium in the pipeline, it’s an exciting time to be an Everton player, to be an Everton fan. It’s on us players to make those times even more exciting by giving them good performances and try to help them be successful and bring trophies to the Club.”

“As I’ve said for the last few years, if I left Manchester United, there’s only Everton and Manchester United I’d play for – I wouldn’t play for another Premier League team,” he said.

“I was true to that and I firmly meant that. I didn’t want to play for another club in England other than Everton.

“Once I knew Everton were interested and wanted to sign me, I made my agent aware, ‘Go and speak to them, let’s make it happen. That’s where I want to go’.”

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