It seems that Real Madrid‘s Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez is finally heading for an exit from the Spanish capital after it was declared that the FIFA-imposed transfer ban on the Spanish giants have been removed only for the January Winter transfer window. This means that Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will have the liberty to trade players in order to improve his squad as well as let go of players as well in order to strengthen his transfer budget for subsequent windows.
The Colombian star made a number of statements post Real Madrid’s club world cup winning final after not featuring for a single minute in the match and expressed his woes regarding his importance in Zidane’s side, teasing at a possible transfer request put in by himself. The main reason for this might just be a bit more complicated as after 12 months since the French legend took over the club, his midfield options and strategies quite clearly do not involve James. The former Galactico seems to predominantly prefer Casemiro in the middle in front of the defenders while Modric and Kroos play attacking midfield roles.
Nevertheless, it is almost certain now that we will see James head out of Spain and possibly come to the Premier League to make batter use of his playing days. The Daily Mail claims that the 25-year-old is keen on a to move to Antonio Conte’s side, although he has also been linked with Arsenal, Manchester United and Juventus. Rodriguez has got a more than able agent in the form of Jorge Mendez who has managed almost all the top players in the business and will be able to cut out a very handsome deal for the midfielder. However, also to be taken int consideration is that Los Blancos spent a whopping €80 million after the player’s impressive spell at the World Cup and will definitely not let the sought-after midfielder go for cheap.
The way it seems, Chelsea does fit quite perfectly for Rodriguez and Conte’s playing tactics more in line with his style of play. Another snippet which more or less does indicate James’s move to the Premier League was that Colombia-based newspaper El Tiempo claimed on Tuesday that Rodriguez was in Bogota to obtain a UK work permit ahead of his expected move to England.
It is very safe to say that the movie will be a welcome deal for James who spent quite a substantial bit of the season warming the bench and the Colombian’s exit might from Spain might just clear things up for Zidane enabling him to focus on more players whom he could rope in to successfully implement his strategies.