LA Galaxy captain Ashley Cole is worked up by way of the prospect of playing against former England team-mate Wayne Rooney in MLS.
Everton veteran Rooney, 32, is assumed to be closing in on a move to DC United after being pictured in Washington on Wednesday.
Rooney – Manchester United and England’s all-time leading goalscorer – has reportedly been provided a deal until the quit of the 2020 season in the United States.
Cole performed along Rooney at international stage and against the former United skipper in the course of his time with Chelsea and Arsenal within the Premier League, and the Galaxy complete-lower back is relishing a reunion.
“I think it is appropriate,” Cole – who plays alongside former United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Los Angeles – informed journalists on Wednesday. “I think it shows the improvement of the league.
“He’s a touch bit older, however to draw those kind of gamers is first-rate for the league. … I’m excited if he does come to play against him once more.”
“It’s always one-of-a-kind to the Premier League,” added Cole. “We’re ageing whilst we leave [England for MLS], so he’s no longer going to be the 18-12 months-old Wayne Rooney. But I suppose he is still were given sufficient excellent for this league.”
Cole persevered: “When you observe the calibre of [big-name] gamers that have come, most of them have won [championships and cups] and recognize that mentality of triumphing.
“That never is going away. Not simply me, however you notice different players need to return and want to paintings for their team.”
Rooney scored 10 goals in 31 Premier League appearances as Everton completed eighth.
Cole’s Galaxy are 7th within the MLS Western Conference, even as DC United are bottom in the Eastern Conference with two wins in nine games.
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