Chelsea transfers: ‘Blues bid for Wayne Rooney is an insult’
Bryan Robson has described Chelsea's £30m bid for Wayne Rooney as an "insult" to the striker and Manchester United
Bryan Robson has described Chelsea’s £30m bid for Wayne Rooney as an “insult” to the striker and Manchester United.
The Blue saw their second offer for the England international turned down by the Red Devils on Monday as speculation over the striker’s future continues.
The west Londoners are thought to be lining up a third bid for 27-year-old forward, who is understood to have had a transfer request turned down by United towards the end of last season.
But former United midfielder Robson feels that Chelsea’s offers for the striker thus far have fallen way below the true value of the player.
“The thing that makes me laugh is I’ve been told it [the latest bid] is £25m to £30m. For Wayne Rooney? A 27-year-old who is probably in the top six strikers in the world?” Robson told talkSPORT.
“What are United going to have to pay to replace him? I’m amazed at that. I think it is an insult to Wayne Rooney.”
Robson added: “I don’t know what is in the head of Wayne and his agent and why he is so adamant he wants to leave.
“I know he was at loggerheads with Sir Alex last season but Sir Alex has retired and moved on and David Moyes is manager now so that should settle the differences Wayne had at the end of last season.
“For me, it is so important for him to just concentrate on his football this season because it could be a massive year for him. We’ve got to qualify for the World Cup yet but he has got a massive part to play in that and, if they do qualify for the World Cup finals, he has got to be right on top of his form.
“Manchester United are probably the biggest club in the world. The fans love him, the players love him – I don’t see what the unsettlement is.”