Carlos Valderrama: James Rodriguez is perfect for Madrid

Carlos Valderrama: James Rodriguez is perfect for Madrid


Colombia legend Carlos Valderrama has said Real Madrid should not hesitate in signing compatriot James Rodriguez.

The 22-year-old playmaker has stolen the headlines in recent weeks after some superb displays for his country in the World Cup. Indeed, Rodriguez currently tops the goal scoring charts at the tournament with six goals in his five games before Colombia were knocked out at the quarter-final stage.

And those performances have lead to talk that Los Blancos are considering a 75-million-euro bid for Rodriguez, who currently plays his football in France with Monaco.

Talking to Madrid-based sports paper Marca, Valderrama said: “I hope he goes to Spain. There’s not much I can add after the World Cup he has just played. Whoever had any doubts has now seen what he can do.

“Not even Real Madrid is too big for James. Look how he played this World Cup [at] just 22 years old, he has shown he can play for any club in the world.”

He went on to say despite a high price tag, it would be worth the investment for the 10-time European Cup winners. “Great players cost a lot, and he’s a great player. He’s an eight or 10-year investment and the club that buys him won’t regret it, whoever buys him will get their money back,” he stated.


  1. I want madrid to sell angel di maria and benzema. and cash d money in buying toni kros and james. so that madrid can play 1 4 4 2. lopez, marcelo-ramos-varane-cavaraj, alonso-toni.kros-modri,bale-cr7-james.

  2. I’d sell Khedira because Benzeman is too good to leave and so is Di Maria. Di Maria is the only reason Madrid has won some matches, he’s an amazing playmaker.

  3. Football is a game of surprise anything can happen and any thing can change. For me we need one strike and one mid fielder to make the team more stronger. The like of isco n morata should go because they will not have playing time in the team . I think the rest should stay especial di Maria

  4. James is a good player, it’s better for him to play with world class players like CR7 and Bale, Sergio Ramos and others. In Real he won’t carry the load of the team by himself like he did with his national team during the world cup.