Just a couple of days ago, there were some rather heavy rumours suggesting that Manchester United were edging closer to a deal to sign James Rodriguez. Today, those reports have been blown up in smoke, due to a transfer that came out of absolutely nowhere.
The Colombian attacking midfielder has joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal, with the Bavaria giants also having the option to buy the player outright. That’s according to the BBC, as well as several other reputable media outlets.
Once again, the Bundesliga club have gone quietly about their business, securing another huge transfer. Rodriguez is a man who is still so young at just 25, yet has bags of experience under his belt.
Whilst out in Germany, he’ll get plenty of minutes, playing alongside a team packed with perennial winners. They’ll no doubt scoop another Bundesliga title come next May, whilst putting in a real challenge to win a Champions League title.
I’m gutted that United have either missed out on him or didn’t really chase his signature that strongly, because he’s one of those rare footballers who are good enough to play in any team in the world.
We lacked when it came to creating clear cut chances last term, and Rodriguez would’ve definitely helped in that regard. To see him join Bayern certainly pains me a little bit.