Harry Redknapp tells Arsenal to sign Man United star this summer
Harry Redknapp says Arsenal should make a transfer bid to sign Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney this summer
Harry Redknapp has urged Arsenal to consider a controversial transfer bid to sign Wayne Rooney from Manchester United this summer.
The England international’s future has been a source of speculation in recent months due to his lack of playing time at Old Trafford under new boss Jose Mourinho.
Rooney has been limited to just eight starts in the Premier League Mourinho’s men, sparking suggestions that he could be set to leave Manchester United in search of regular first-team football.
Most recently, Rooney has been linked with a big-money move to the Chinese Super League as their transfer window does not close until next week.
However, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Redknapp feels that Rooney could be the missing piece in the jigsaw for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
Writing in his column for The London Evening Standard, Redknapp said: “If Rooney is available then [this summer], the Gunners should come in for him.
“Arsenal looked at him a few years ago so we know Arsene is a fan. He would improve that team overnight because they have an issue with attitude and he is a winner.
“I watched Arsenal the other night at Sutton and I know it was a difficult pitch but some of their younger players were getting caught in possession, losing it cheaply and were putting their team in danger.
“There was nobody there shouting: “Oi, f***ing liven up!” They get away with it all the time. Nobody sticks the boot into them, whether that’s from the dugout or other players on the pitch. Rooney would be someone out there on his team-mates’ case, digging them out if they aren’t at it. That would be invaluable for Arsenal.”
Arsenal are currently gearing up for their Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield next month.