Wayne Rooney has left Everton to join DC United in Major League Soccer, the Premier League club have announced.

Everton confirmed they had signed off on Rooney's move to DC United.

"Everton and Wayne Rooney have reached an agreement for the player to join MLS side DC United on a permanent transfer," said a club statement.

"Rooney will complete the formalities of his move when the MLS transfer window opens on 10 July.

"From everyone at Everton, we thank Wayne for his service to the club and wish him every success in the next three-and-a-half years with DC United."

DC United announced Rooney's arrival on Twitter.

Rooney has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the MLS side.

He said: "It is fantastic to be joining DC United at such an exciting time in the club's history with the new stadium opening in just a few weeks.

"Moving to America and MLS fulfils another career ambition for me. I have the hunger to be a success here and will give DC 100 per cent - as I have always done for every team I have ever played for.

"When I visited earlier this summer I was really impressed with everyone I met connected with the club, and of course the new Audi Field.

"Now I can't wait to get on the pitch in a United shirt and join my new team-mates to bring success to this club."

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