Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move to bring in James Rodriguez recently, with RCN Radio in Colombia (translated by The Metro) even claiming that a deal is already in place. Now, the Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has had his say on the situation.
The French legend was asked about whether Rodriguez will indeed depart the Santiago Bernabeu for Manchester United or elsewhere, and as expected, the boss has refused to comment on speculation.
He just said that he doesn’t really want to comment on the situation, but right in this moment, he is still a part of Los Blancos, who have a few huge games of their own left to play.
‘James is here [now] and we have a long way to go yet,’ the Real Madrid manager said, as per The Metro.
‘We are thinking about the end of the season, with three games left in La Liga and the Champions League.’
‘I do not want to talk about anything else.’
To be honest, I genuinely wouldn’t expect him to say anything else right now. Their season is far from done and why would he want to disrupt that at such a vital stage.
Now onto the potential transfer and this is a player that I would absolutely love to see at Manchester United. The Colombia international is world class, and the frightening thing is that he is still only 25 – which means he has plenty of developing and growing still to do.
I’m of the opinion that he’d be able to slot into our starting line-up pretty seamlessly. There is definitely space for him, because let’s face it, Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have been pretty good, but I wouldn’t say they have set the world alright.
He wouldn’t come cheap though and Mourinho would probably have to use a large portion of our transfer spending money to bring him in, but Rodriguez would be worth every penny.