James Rodriguez in advanced transfer talks with Atletico Madrid
James Rodriguez has gone completely unnoticed on his return to Real Madrid after two years on loan at Bayern, and his departure from the Santiago Bernabeu seems increasingly clear. The midfielder has only been able to play 13 games in the entire season before the break.
Neither the Premier League, nor the Serie A, nor the Bundesliga. The only destination that James Rodriguez values in the case of leaving Real Madrid are Atletico Madrid. The 28-year-old joined Los Blancos after starring at the 2014 World Cup for Colombia; but he has struggled to firmly establish himself as a fundamental figure at the Bernabeu.
While he has scored 37 goals and provided 42 assists in 124 appearances for the Spanish giants; he spent two years out on loan at Bayern Munich and has been limited to just 13 outings so far this season with injuries also becoming an issue while also being snubbed by Zinedine Zidane in some of his matchday squads.
Rodriguez ’s current contract expires in 2021, and so to avoid the risk that comes with a player entering the final 12 months of his contract, Real Madrid will arguably be wise to make a decision to either extend his stay in the capital or to consider an exit this summer to pocket a decent fee and to avoid losing him for nothing next year.
Diego Pablo Simeone, coach of Atletico Madrid, has always had among his priorities the signing of the Madrid player; who according to the aforementioned information is very clear that he only wants to play for the Wanda Metropolitano. The main drawback to being able to close the contract is the high record that James Rodriguez perceives. The 8.5 million euros he charges per season are very far from what Atletico can offer him..