James Rodriguez is a name we haven’t heard from since April here at Old Trafford Faithful, but alas, here we are again…
This feels like a rumour that’ll run and run until the Colombian inevitably leaves Real Madrid on a permanent deal, with the latest update in this saga coming from Marca.
Apparently, the 20-time Premier League are amongst the sides ‘willing to make an effort’ to try and acquire the classy 28-year-old, whose contract in the Spanish capital expires in just twelve months. The question is, should United sign James Rodriguez?
With Rodriguez entering into the final year of his deal, Madrid have a decision to make. They’ll either have to cash in now at a cut-price fee, convince him to sign a new deal (which looks unlikely), or lose him for nothing next summer.
United wouldn’t have it all their own way, though, with several Premier League teams interested, including Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Due to his €7m-a-year wages, it seems as though Rodriguez could end up on English shores if he wants to keep lining his pockets with a hefty pay-packet as not many teams could pay that amount.
Where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are concerned, to me, it feels the Rodriguez ship has already sailed. Look at how well United are playing with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba at the moment and I’m not quite sure where the Colombian fits into it all… unless he’s happy to play a bit-part role off the substitutes bench.
One thing you can’t deny is Rodriguez’s talent. It hasn’t worked out for him at Real, though there’s still time for one big-money move in his career for the attacking-midfielder to prove his worth. It’s about making the correct decision and proving all his doubters over the last half-decade wrong.