Monaco’s forward James Rodriguez could be set for a move to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, following his brilliant performance with Colombia national team in the World Cup.
The 22-year-old forward has been linked with Real Madrid for a few months, but his great state of form might have convinced Los Blancos to finally make an oficial bid for him.
Real have reportedly ruled out Radamel Falcao’s signing, and with the striker staying in Monaco the Ligue 1 side could be more open to let Rodriguez go.
The player would find a move to Madrid interesting. After Colombia’s victory against Uruguay in the last-16 round of the World Cup, Rodriguez told Spanish radio Cope that he likes “Real Madrid better than Barcelona.”
The youngster confessed that it would be “a dream come true” to play in the Spanish league “because it’s the most important league in the world.”
Rodriguez is the top scorer of the World Cup at the moment with five goals. With Monaco, he made 38 appearances last season, scoring ten goals and providing 12 assists.
His price could be the main obstacle for his arrival to Madrid. Monaco paid Oporto 45 million euros last summer for the Colombia international, and they will not be willing to let him go for less than 50 million.