In the wake of Manchester United‘s UEFA champions league qualification, United have started the process of strengthening their squad for the upcoming season. The Red Devils got the better of Leicester City away at the King Power Stadium with a 2-0 win.
Manchester United are ready to talk business as they commit themselves to the race of signing Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez. The Colombian international is said to be interested in the deal and they could lure him for a fee in the region of £23million.
Source close to the club have said that the English giants are so much interested in him that if he’s put up for sale by his club Real Madrid, United would move ahead of any club to capture the former Porto and Monaco star man.
Since the arrival of Zinedine Zidane, James Rodriguez has endured a torrid time at the Santiago Bernabeu moving out on loan for two seasons to German Champions Bayern Munich where he enjoyed game time and played beautiful football. He returned to the Madrid based club last summer after Bayern failed to exercise the buy out option, but the tale has been a sad one and the exit door is now open for him as Zinedine Zidane is willing to let Rodriguez leave in the summer transfer window.
Everton manger Carlo Ancelotti while he was in charge of Real, bought James for Real Madrid from Monaco after the 2014 World Cup where he was the highest goal scorer.
In the just concluded Spanish La Liga season, James Rodriguez made just 8 appearances for the Los Blancos. In the year 2020, he has only played once as he featured in the match against vs Real Sociedad last month.
The one time Puskas winner desperately needs a move out of the Spanish capital to get a modest team where he would command a starter’s shirt. The South American’s contract with the 13 time UCL winners would expire in 2021 and he earns £250,000-a-week.
If he moves to the red side of Manchester, he’d be a good addition to the squad as Manchester United actually need to make an to the quality and depth of their front four and Rodriguez is a perfect fit because he’s a versatile player who can play anywhere in the front four.
Solskjaer recruited Portuguese star Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon and now he’d get a quality player who’s attacking minded also but with a lesser amount in the region of £23million.