Everton confirm Wayne Rooney's took a 50 per cent pay cut as he wins Goal of Season award

Rooney, who began his career at the boyhood club, returned to Goodison Park after 13-years when he left Manchester United last summer.

The retired England international was thought to be pocketing a whopping £300,000-a-week as United captain.

But having fallen out-of-favour under Jose Mourinho, Everton took advantage by offering him a route home.

And chairman Bill Kenwright admitted that Roo had no second thoughts when Everton put a deal on the table.

Reported by the Echo, Kenwright said: "The double award winner Wayne, that was one of the greatest and shortest negotiations I've ever had.

"He was so determined to come home and, as you know, he gave up half of his salary to do so.

"And the smile on his face when Jimmy (Martin), our kit man, gave him that Everton shirt, he would need an operation to get rid of it."

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Rooney picked up two gongs at the club's award ceremony. 

His performance against West Ham in November was crowned the Individual Performance of the Season while his hat-trick goal from inside his own half with the Goal of the Season.

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