DERBY will receive a much-needed cash injection after Kaide Gordon made his Liverpool debut.
Gordon, 16, started his first game for The Reds in their Carabao Cup clash at Norwich on Tuesday.
Derby received £1million for Gordon up-front but that fee could rise to £3m depending on add-ons.
Speaking about whether Gordon would be a good signing for The Reds, Rooney said: “It looks that way. Once the champions of England come in and want to sign you it’s difficult to turn down.
“Kaide is a fantastic player. I brought him into the first-team squad because he was showing the qualities I wanted in my players.
“He’s still a very young lad. But there’s been an offer there for Kaide, even before I was in this role.”
Unfortunately for Rooney, he has had to deal with several setbacks in his role as Derby manager.
Last week the club were hit with a 12-point deduction after entering administration.
And although Rooney masterminded a good win against Stoke at the weekend, more bad news could follow.
The 12-point sanction could end up being more than 24 if Derby do not pay Rooney and his players soon.
There is also a three-point deduction hanging over Derby as a result of late payments made last season.
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