Real Madrid and Colombian attacking midfielder is ready to complete his move to Everton which will make him reunite with Carlo Ancelotti.
Carlo Ancelotti wishes to make the 29-year-old an Evertonian ahead of the incoming season.
Everton are said to have rivals as regards the tranfer of James, David Beckham-owned MLS outfit Inter Miami also submitted an offer for the 2014 FIFA World Cup highest goalscorer. But he is not going to move towards the Americas, as he’d be making a switch from the La Liga to the English Premier League.
During an interview with Mexican motivational speaker Daniel Habif, James admitted that a switch to England entices him.
“I’ve already been in several good leagues and the only thing missing is Serie A and the Premier League, you have to see where I want to go or where they want me to go,” he said.
“Going to England would be a good thing, it’s a top league.”
Carlo was the one who pulled the strings in bringing James to the Bernabeu in 2014.
The former Monaco star completed a £71m ($93m) move to become one of the Los Blancos after he had a phenomenal outing at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The Italian coach was sacked from his role as the manager of Real Madrid in 2015, and afterwards James fell out of favour when Zinedine Zidane took over as the head coach.
Rodriguez decided to go out on loan to German giants Bayern Munich, he spent two seasons there before making a return to the Spanish capital last summer.
Things didn’t change still, as he couldn’t force his way back into the Madrid team during the last campaign when him making just 14 appearances for the club across all competitions.
Zidane and James were said to have had disagreements throughout the 2020-21 campaign.
He has won nine major titles with Real Madrid altogether. In the recent title triumph, James played little contribution and he isn’t pleased with the situation as he told the ‘Realeza del Fútbol Latino’ podcast:
“I know I have the conditions to always play, but because of other people, I cannot do it.
“If I were a bad player, I would accept it, but I’m a person who wants to win and always play.”
The Colombian playmaker also retirated that he was not allowed to move away from the club in 2019.
“When you see you don’t have the same opportunities as your team-mates, it’s hard. I wanted to leave but the club wouldn’t let me.”