England striker lost £500,000 throwing money on roulette and blackjack in a casino in March
WAYNE ROONEY’S mega payday in China is at risk of collapsing as wife Coleen will BLOCK it if she thinks he will blow their money gambling.
The Manchester United striker has been offered £1million a week to play in the Chinese Super League.
But following Rooney’s £500,000 loss at Manchester’s 235 Casino, Coleen is ready to pull the plug on any potential transfer which could see the 31-year-old bet even more money.
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A source told the Daily Star: “The money on offer is astronomical and Coleen could see the sense in Wayne going if he is doing it for the family’s future.
“But that would all fall apart if he was gambling it all away.”
The source added: “If she thinks there is a danger he will blow cash gambling she won’t let it happen.”
Rooney, 31, desperately tried to chase his losses by frantically throwing cash on roulette and blackjack.
A witness told the Sun: “He was gambling a lot on red and seemed to be in his own world.”
Rooney, who currently earns £300k a week at Old Trafford, blew £4k a MINUTE at the casino.
Onlookers said the England striker arrived alone and spent two hours between games drinking beers.
One witness said: “Wayne was being extremely reckless, laying down chips which amounted to massive bets.
“He was drinking bottles of beer. But he wasn’t drunk.
“He was more interested in the gambling than drinking.
“He was gambling a lot on red when he was playing roulette — which seemed appropriate — and was putting long-shot bets on solo numbers. He kept losing but that just prompted him to bet more.
“He was chasing his losses, which was just making things worse for him. People in the casino were looking at him and were stunned at what was happening.
“He was cursing under his breath and seemed to be in his own little world — fixated on the tables and all the machines around them.
“He looked really down in the mouth towards the end.
“But the casino staff always look after him and he gets VIP treatment in there. He obviously earns a lot but it is still a pretty crazy amount to lose.”
Rooney went to the casino, where he has a private account, after United’s Europa League home win over FC Rostov on March 16.
Speaking ahead of the Red Devils’ 1-1 draw against Celta Vigo – which saw them progress to the Europa League final – Rooney claimed he wishes to stay at United.
Asked about his future, he said: ““Would I like to stay? I’ve been at this club 13 years, but I want to play football.”
Pressed if he hopes to do that at United, he added: “Of course.”