rune with a view
Wayne Rooney is at the center of a TV tug-of-war as the broadcasters fight to secure him as the pundit.
The Sun can reveal online that Sky and BT are both “desperate” to land the ex-England and Manchester United striker, who stepped down as Derby County boss last week.
Sources say the 36-year-old face has been able to “name her own worth” as the channel races to get its star Summer signing off the ground.
An insider told Sun Online: “Sky and Beatty would love to have Wayne as part of their punditry team and are desperate to have their man.
“He did Monday Night Football on Sky before and was really good and went down well with the audience.
“Wayne has a good joke with both Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, so the producers think he could be a great part of the set-up and a natural fit.
“However, BT is also making the rounds.
“Wayne is a great legend of the sport and he knows it would be a huge coup to have him on their team. He is keeping his options open for the time being and will talk to both the channels.
“It is likely that he will eventually be able to name his price where he operates and that it is not beyond the regions that he can work for broadcasters in the US and the Far East, as well as many other players. even do.
“Rooney has remained a godsend in China due to his time with Manchester United and his days of playing there, he has been widely praised in the US as well…”