Manchester United have been given a huge boost in their pursuit of Colombian star James Rodriguez, as reports suggest that they have agreed on a deal.
The 25-year-old rose to the limelight with commendable performances for the Colombian national side in the last World Cup, which saw him earn a place in the squad at the Bernabeu the following summer. However, Rodriguez has, ever since, struggled to get into the first team at the club, despite prolific in front of goal.
This season, the Colombian has 11 goals and 13 assists to his name in all competitions, but he has failed to get enough game time nonetheless. And with Zinedine Zidane planning for further additions this summer to his attack, Rodriguez has decided to quit the club, and is now close to joining Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.
According to a Colombian radio station RCN Radio (via Metro), Manchester United have agreed on a deal in principle with Rodriguez and his agent, Jorge Mendes, for a move to England at the end of the season.
The pair has made Real Madrid president Florentino Perez aware of the midfielder’s unhappiness with current situation at Santiago Bernabéu.
The story suggests that it is now up to the two clubs to agree on a transfer fees in this deal.
At 25, he is a long term solution to the attacking problems United seem to carry this season, and his arrival will surely end Wayne Rooney’s 13-year stint at Old Trafford.
Written by Aakarsh Bommakanti
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