Colombian forward, James Rodriguez, is said to be looking for a way out of Real Madrid, and sees the Barclays Premier League as a potential destination.
Spanish News Agency Marca ran a front page story in their daily newspaper. The headline read: “The Premier League tempts James.”
It is believed that Manchester United are keen on signing the 25-year-old attacker, and will be ready to fight off competition from other Premier League clubs for the Colombian’s signature.
James Rodriguez moved to the Spanish capital back in 2014, after Real Madrid paid a massive €80 million for the Colombian.
He completed his move right after he took part in the FIFA 2014 World Cup, where he represented his national side Colombia. James helped his nation reach the quarter-finals, where they lost to the host nation Brazil.
James scored 6 goals and assisted twice during the tournament, winning him the Golden Boot. The Colombian attacker also won the goal of the tournament award for his outstanding strike against Uruguay.
The youngster was taken to Madrid with high hopes, although his time in the Spanish capital hasn’t been as fruitful as he may have hoped. James has made 55 appearances for the club since his move in 2014, scoring 20 goals in the process.
Zinedine Zidane doesn’t seem to have the 25-year-old Colombian in his future plans, and is believed to be considering offers starting at €80 million (James’ original price tag).
Manchester United may consider the Colombian attacker if their £100 million Pogba move fails to materialize. But, Pogba and James have two very different playing positions and styles.
West Ham are also willing to lure James to the Premier League, reports Marca. Although it is unlikely the James would move to the Hammers, due to the club not being in the UEFA Champions League, not only at present, but for a long time.