As Wayne Rooney looks like he could be a Chelsea player very soon, now seems to be a good time to get this off my chest.Let me start off by saying that I personally feel this transfer could work out brilliantly for the club. Yes I know he might not be in the best form of his career, but on closer inspection, his actual numbers aren't that bad. Rooney notched up 12 goals and 10 in just 22 Premier League starts, mainly playing as an attacking midfielder, occasionally even in central midfield. All this in a below par season.A rejuvenated Rooney under Jose leading the Chelsea attack could be just what we need to be a dominant force in not just English, but European football. If Rooney wins us a Champions League or a couple of League titles in five years, the financial gamble would have been well worth it.
But even though it all makes perfect logical(and tactical) sense, I still don't want him to come to Chelsea. Having spent the best part of a decade hating the player, swearing at him and willing him to fail, I just don't think I have it in me to look at him as one of our own. This is also helped by the fact that he comes across as self-centered, unprofessional and a bit of a jerk in general. If he does end up here, I will want of course want him to play well and score. But I just can't cheer for him the same way I would for, say a Schürrle or a Van Ginkel. I can't bring myself to care for his happiness, to want to watch his interviews, to see him bond with the squad, to want him to feel at home at Stamford Bridge. As a Chelsea player, he will have my full support on the pitch, but outside it, there will just be no emotional connect. Basically the thought of supporting him just makes me feel dirty, and for this reason alone I don't want him to be a Chelsea player.
So the question I wanted to ask the WAGNH community is this: