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Saturday 30 August 2014

How Wayne Rooney's mega-contract breaks down

Published 21/02/2014 | 16:50

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Wayne Rooney is close to extending his stay at Old Trafford
Wayne Rooney is close to extending his stay at Old Trafford

Wayne Rooney looks set to put pen to paper on a new deal to keep him at Old Trafford and the breakdown is jaw-dropping.

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David Moyes has said once there is any update, the club will make an announcement, but it is understood that the former Everton striker has put pen to paper on a new five and a half year contract that will see the England international earn £300,000 a week.

The huge contract will be used by the board as a demonstration of the club to hold onto their best players in times of difficulty, though others have suggested that it is a move of desperation to pay over-the-odds for a player who has previously shown a despite to leave Old Trafford.

The new contract is a £50,000 increase on his current deal, and here is how it breaks down.

  • £15,600,000-a-year
  • £300,000-a-week
  • £43,000-a-day
  • £1,800-an-hour
  • £30-a-minute
  • 50p-a-second

He won't be short a few pennies.

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