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The huge amount Wayne Rooney earns as Derby fail to pay players on time

The huge amount Wayne Rooney earns has been revealed as Derby County fail to pay their players on time.

Wayne Rooney’s debut for the Rams was overshadowed by his teammates not being paid latest monthly wages on New Year’s Eve but were informed by the club that there would be a short delay.

Rooney was reportedly earning £2.6million ($3.5m) per year at DC United, according to the Sun, Derby County have agreed to match that figure.

Rooney agreed an 18-month deal to join the club as player-coach back in August while he was still at Major League Soccer club DC United.

The 34-year-old was reported to have been making near £300,000-a-week towards the end of his Manchester United career and then £150,000-a-week when he returned to his boyhood club Everton between 2017 and 2018.

This is due to the investment, which has been in the pipeline for some weeks, is still to be signed off with players were reassured that owner Mel Morris was working to find a solution.

Morris revealed in May that he was in talks with a consortium headed by Henry Gabay, the co-founder and chairman of Duet Group, an asset management company.

Derby insist that the situation regarding their players’ wages is under control.

Morris said on the day his side won 2-1 against Barnsley on the 2nd of January: “We expected to get an investment deal done which was due to close before the end of the month.foo

“It didn’t close, we didn’t have a lot of time to scurry around and sort things out in place of that .

“We told players there would be a two-day delay.

“We missed banking on New Years Eve.”

On the transfer business, Morris added: “There is going to be a little bit of activity, that will happen over the course of the next couple of weeks.

“We will be looking to make a couple of signings during the window, but we have been thinking them through for quite a while now.

“Phillip (manager Phillip Cocu) has got some very clear views of what he wants there.

“Of course we have to make sure it is within the budget, so we will look at those things, but we will also make sure we are not blocking off Academy players that are coming through.

“It is more of a balancing act this season.

“Every fan wants to see us smashing teams all of the time, the reality is we have got to bring these (young) players through and give them the opportunity, and strengthen some areas.

“It has been asked where are the centre halves coming through the Academy?

“You will probably find that most centre halves tend to mature late because they need to be physically strong. When you have an average age of 19 in the under-23s, that is probably not going to be a position on the field you are going to see us fill easily from the Academy.

“So those areas are probably ones we would look at for more mature players coming in.”


After finding out the huge amount Wayne Rooney earns as Derby fail to pay players on time whilst also listening to Mel Morris explain the situation, fans gave their reaction with some mocking them – find out what they wrote on the next page.


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  1. Stephen Smith

    5th January 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Why did they miss banking on New Years Eve? Could it be they are strapped for cash? What it is to be supporter of a very well run club. PNE COYW!!

  2. Andy

    5th January 2020 at 11:11 pm

    This is what started happening at Pompey and look how bad that got

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