The transfer market window has just close 15 days ago but there are already some rumours about James Rodríguez’s future. The Colombian has only played 34 minutes in the two games of La Liga he has appeared. Now, he’s been included in the list for the Sporting Lisbon game in the Champions League and he might start his first game in this season.
With James Rodríguez obviously uncomfortable with his situation at Real Madrid, there are several Premier League clubs interested in the player. According to The Express, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham are already battling to get the pole position to sign James Rodríguez as soon as possible.
James Rodríguez would prefer to join Manchester United and play with José Mourinho, although the Red Devils are not playing in the Champions League this year. These reports inform that the playmaker could even leave the club in January if he is not playing in the following months.
The Colombian was left out of the list for Osasuna, the last game in La Liga, after a long journey from South America to Madrid. However, he didn’t play in the other first two games of the season, against Real Sociedad and Celta. James only had 21 minutes against Celta and 14 at Anoeta.
James Rodríguez could have his first opportunity in the starting eleven this season tonight against Sporting Lisbon. The playmaker did a great job with his national team, Colombia, in the World Cup qualifying games but he couldn’t show his quality yet with Real Madrid.
Premier League games were also interested to sign James Rodríguez this summer. The Colombian wasn’t happy about his situation and PSG or Juventus also asked about a price. However, Real Madrid always wanted around €75M because Los Blancos signed James from Mónaco for a €70M transfer fee.