Liverpool Confident Of Sealing Summer Deal For Real Madrid Winger James Rodriguez

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Liverpool are quite confident that they will be able to hijack Real Madrid star James Rodriguez if they can secure Champions League football.

The Colombian midfielder has been consistently linked with a move away from the Bernabeu after falling out of favour under Zinedine Zidane. La Liga giants, meanwhile, are reportedly willing to exchange him in return for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, despite Antonio Conte’s reluctance to let him go.

Manchester United are also in the race with Jose Mourinho keen to bolster his midfield and the Portuguese tactician has identified James an ideal candidate.

But The Mirror report, Liverpool are hoping to secure a deal for the £65m-rated star with the Anfield hierarchy already making contact with his representatives.

 


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Rodriguez’s current contract with Real Madrid runs until 2020. Any deal to sign the 2014 World Cup hero will smash Liverpool’s current transfer record, which was set when the club signed Andy Carroll back in 2011.

However, their attempts to tempt him away from Madrid rest on whether they can secure Champions League berth.

But the question is, much money would Liverpool have left to sign additional players, will it not be a luxury to spend around £65 million on Rodriguez. The team has more pressing issues to be solved right now. Like, the goalkeeper position, centre-back and left-back.

Rodriguez, who is rumoured to be pondering over a move, will likely go for a club that is competing in Europe’s elite competition next season. A source close to Real Madrid told The Mirror: “It seems Zidane is not satisfied with the player this season and has already asked for reinforcements in this position for next season.

“The player isn’t happy and it now appears a move in the summer is very feasible.”

Liverpool currently sit fourth in the table, four points above fifth-placed Manchester United.

 

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