Colombia’s James Rodriguez will decide his own fate
Colombian superstar James Rodriguez is set to leave Real Madrid this summer and, according to multiple sources, he is awaiting offers from Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and PSG. The move is no surprise, as Rodriguez has been unable to break into Zinedine Zindane’s starting lineup and has been otherwise underutilized since he joined the Spanish giant.
According to Spanish news magazine Marca, James has already left for vacations while he awaits concrete offers from several of the teams that are interested in his services.
Though the situation is fluid, the current frontrunner to acquire the Cúcuta player is PSG, who have the cash to pay the reported 75 million euro that it will take to land him. Manchester United has also been mentioned, but it is believed that James is their second choice behind Álvaro Morata. Tottenham and Arsenal have also been mentioned as teams poised to bid for his services.
The Spanish soccer news site Don Balon reported on Wednesday that Manchester United remains atop Rodriguez’s wish list.
Rodriguez is coming off one of his best games this year for the national team, a 4-0 rout of Cameroon, in which he scored a goal, drawing the wrath of fans who continue to criticize Real Madrid coach Zidane for not moving James into his lineup.