Wayne Rooney is reportedly caught in the middle of a TV tug-of-war as both the BBC and ITV look to add the former England striker to their coverage of the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
Though Rooney has recently taken the reigns at former club DC United, the broadcasting roles will not interfere with his managerial responsibilities as the World Cup will take place during the MLS off-season.
The former Manchester United striker has previously made forays into broadcasting for Sky Sports, appearing as pundit on Monday Night Football back in 2018.
Wayne Rooney was announced as the new DC United head coach earlier this month
Rooney appeared alongside Jamie Carragher on Monday Night Football in 2018
A source told The Sun: ‘Wayne is keen to be involved. Not only is it a really lucrative opportunity but it’s an area Wayne is keen to get more experience in.
‘And for ITV and BBC, landing Rooney would be a massive coup. He is one of England’s greatest ever players and remains a massive fan of the national team.
Rooney enjoyed a long and decorated career playing for England, winning 120 caps and scoring 53 goals during his time with the national team.
After hanging up his boots in 2021, Rooney was appointed manager of Derby County.
Rooney played 120 times for England between 2003 and 2018, scoring 53 goals
The England record goalscorer earned plaudits last season for fighting bravely against relegation as the Rams ultimately fell into the third tier amidst a host of problems off the field.
Now in charge of MLS club DC United, Rooney made his first signing earlier this week, bringing in former Derby midfielder Ravel Morrison on a one-year deal.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will kick off on November 21, with a game between Holland and Senegal.