Of all the questions facing England fans, this must surely be the most unexpected: where did Wayne Rooney ’s hair go?
Pictured before our catastrophic 2-1 Euro 2016 defeat to Iceland, the captain sported what appeared to be a full head of brown locks.
Yet by the time he emerged from the team hotel in Nice, it was missing.
The Man United star spent a reputed £30,000 on hair transplants at Harley Street clinic in London.
Dad-of-three Rooney may have been using a spray on hair thickener to cover up during games, according to hair transplant surgeon Asim Shahmalak of Crown Clinic in Manchester.
Dr Shahmalak, hair loss expert on Channel 4 series Embarrassing Bodies, believes Rooney needs two more hair transplants in mid-scalp and around his crown.
“You can clearly see how he has benefited from his two previous hair transplants in these pictures.
“He has a full covering of hair towards the front of his hairline in a D-shape.
“It is the most important area to cover if you want to give the appearance that you have a full head of hair.
“Wayne needs further work towards the back of his scalp. He still has a good covering of donor hair around the back and sides, so these problems can be rectified.”
Dr Shahmalak, who has done hair transplants for Calum Best and Didi Hamann, added: “Wayne is a good advert for hair thickeners.
“He looks great when he is wearing it, but they come out when you shampoo your hair.
“So if you don’t wear them all the time, you can end up with pictures like these.
“I guess after the result Wayne had more important things to worry about than his thinning hair!”
Finasteride, a drug which prevents hair loss, ‘can take the edge off aggression’, explained the doctor.
“In about two per cent of patients it can effect libido. I don’t think that would be appeal to Wayne or Coleen!”
Dr Shahmalak has seen a big rise in bookings thanks to young men asking for a ‘Wayne’ weave.
His treatment began in 2011 and entered a ‘second phase’ three years ago.
Before and after pictures on the clinic’s web site show the star with blue pen marks on his forehead, then with his new look.
Rooney tweeted: “I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25 and thought why not. I’m delighted with the result.