Fowler stirs the Rooney tale

Liverpool legend makes tongue-in-cheek Perth claim

Fowler: Has chatted with Rooney

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Former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler has light-heartedly claimed that Wayne Rooney is thinking over the possibility of joining him at Perth Glory.

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"I just had to come home and see if he'd be interested in coming to Perth. The signs were good. I was really pleased with the chat we had and we'll see where it takes us."

Robbie Fowler.

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Rooney has confirmed that he wants to leave Manchester United after questioning the club's ambition and as a result he has been linked with Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

But Fowler has revealed that he recently chatted with ex-Everton star Rooney and, with tongue-in-cheek, he thinks that the England striker could be tempted by a move to Australia.

Fowler said on the Glory's official website: "Everyone knows I went home (and) it's probably only just come out lately about Wayne Rooney, but being in the football know, I found out a couple of weeks ago (that he wanted to leave Manchester United).

"I just had to come home and see if he'd be interested in coming to Perth.

"The signs were good. I was really pleased with the chat we had and we'll see where it takes us.

Umming and ahhing

"I sold it to him and told him what a lovely place it is.

"I told him what I think about the city and he knows obviously all about a lot of the players.

"He's umming and ahhing at the minute, but it's looking good. He's very, very interested so watch this space."

Perth's deputy chairman, Lui Giuliani, said the idea was not as laughable as some may think.

"Well if, and it's a big 'If', Wayne Rooney was out of contract, and Robbie Fowler could pull some strings we would love to have him at Perth Glory even as a guest," he said.

"If I said four years ago that Robbie Fowler would be playing for Perth Glory, I'm sure many people would have had a laugh."