Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez is reportedly ‘in contact’ with Alexis Sanchez over a potential switch to the English club.
Rodriguez was mooted to make a move to Manchester United during the previous summer transfer window, but instead, was loaned out by Real Madrid to the Bundesliga Champions. The 26-year-old has since turned his career around by showcasing some sublime football.
His revamped temperament has helped him regain the same stature that he achieved after he mesmerized everyone during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
As a result, the Colombian international is once again being linked with a big money switch, only this time away from Los Blancos, who had bought him for a staggering £67.50 million in the summer transfer window of 2014-15.
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As per Spanish outlet Don Balon (via Express), Manchester United are keen to land the highly-rated midfielder, and their latest acquisition, Alexis Sanchez, is said to be already in contact with Rodriguez over a move to United.
Sanchez, along with Red Devils’ manager Jose Mourinho, is reportedly trying to persuade his fellow South American compatriot to switch to Old Trafford.
However, the former Monaco man is currently on a two-year loan at Bayern, who have the option to sign him permanently in the summer of 2019.
Therefore, if the Red Devils are serious about adding the Colombian superstar to their ranks, then the Old Trafford outfit would have to make a huge offer as quickly as possible to Rodriguez’s parent club Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, Bavarians’ chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is believed to be taking his time in deciding whether or not his side would invest in the Madrid star.
Rummenigge recently stated: “We’re benefitting from his way of playing because he’s evolved into a playmaker. He’s on loan with Bayern for two years and then we have the option to buy him out of his contract for £37m, if I’m not mistaken.
“Of course, that’s still a lot of money, even if we all saw some really crazy figures during the last transfer window. We will wait and see what happens and decide what to do. However, that won’t happen in 2018 because we have plenty of time to decide and the purchasing option won’t expire.”