This morning’s Daily Mirror is reporting that 20-year old Porto winger, James Rodriguez, could be on his way to Old Trafford as a possible replacement for Nani. Speculation regarding the Portugal international’s future seems to be picking up speed as the summer goes on.
Porto seemingly want to keep their starlet, but the fee being reported is around the £25million mark, if we were to sell Nani i’d expect he wouldn’t leave for less than £30million so the fee involved shouldn’t be a problem. We aren’t the only club interested in him though, with German giants Bayern Munich keen on obtaining the Columbian’s signature.
Back in April, Rodriguez publicly admitted that it was his dream to pull on the red shirt, and it would be hard to turn United down if they came in for him.
‘I am only focused on Porto at the moment but I could not reject to play for Manchester United. It would please me,‘ He said this to a native newspaper Nuevo Estadio back in Columbia.
Rodriguez finished this season with a total of 13 goals in 34 games in all competitions for Porto, and at the young age of 20 he definitely has time on his side.