According to Don Balon, Manchester United are interested in James Rodriguez, and have tabled a £34 million bid for the Real Madrid man.
Rodriguez hasn’t flourished as much as he would have hoped, ever since his switch to Real Madrid. And it seems like the Colombian isn’t a major part of Zidane’s future plans with the club.
Manchester United are joined by West Ham and Paris Saint-Germain in the race for James’ signature, but United have more of a financial flexibility.
Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez, is believed to be interested in keeping the attacker, as his commercial value will soon rise. But, Zidane has already told Perez that he no longer needs James in the squad, meaning that the Spanish giants will soon have to cash in on the Colombian.
James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid in 2014 after his brilliant performance in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But the 25-year-old has since managed to make just over 75 appearances for the club.
The Los Blancos will be looking to get some extra cash, as they are currently in the race to sign Juventus’ Paul Pogba. But, Real Madrid will have to outbid Manchester United – who placed a record-breaking €120 million bid for the 23-year-old Frenchman.
United are still trying to iron out a few formalities before they can officially announce the arrival of Paul Pogba. During this time, Real Madrid will be looking to intercept and steal the midfield maestro for themselves.
However, James Rodriguez is keen to stay at Real Madrid and prove himself to his boss. James stated the following in an interview with Spanish News outlet MARCA: “I want to convince Zidane. This season I hope to have more minutes.”
But, Zidane still intends to sell the attacker in order to fuel a move for Paul Pogba. Business will need to happen quickly, as the Red Devils are quickly closing in on a deal for their former midfielder.