James Rodriguez Hits The Beach Amid Departure Rumours

James Rodriguez Hits The Beach Amid Departure Rumours


After helping Colombia to a third-placed finish at the Copa America, Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez has put his woes behind him with a trip to Miami with his family.

The 24-year-old – who joined Madrid from AS Monaco for £63m in 2014 following a fantastic showing at the World Cup – and his fellow countrymen saw off hosts United States in the third-place playoff, but Rodriguez has opted to stay in the country for a holiday with wife Daniela Ospina and seemed in high spirits as the pair messed about on the beach.

The pair even indulged in some volleyball – a sport that Ospina has represented Real Madrid in back in Spain – as Rodriguez appeared to be making the most of his US trip, before returning to Madrid for pre-season.

Despite starring for his country, Rodriguez is yet to establish himself in Madrid and there are rumours that he faces an unsettled future in the Spanish capital when he returns to the Santiago Bernabéu.

Former Premier League winners Chelsea and Manchester City are thought to be interested in the former Porto and Monaco ace, but both will face competition from French champions Paris Saint-Germain for his signature.

With El Confidencial also reporting that Madrid are prepared to accept a loss on Rodriguez as long as their valuation of £53m is met, it looks likely that the forward could be on the move this summer.

They also reveal that the Colombian might favour a move to PSG, who have appointed Unai Emery as their new manager following Laurent Blanc’s resignation.

Emery brought out the best in Ever Banega during his time as Sevilla boss, so Rodriguez would hope that he could follow in the same path – after struggling to hold down a regular starting place for Zinedine Zidane, as well as also falling out of favour with the French World Cup winner’s predecessor Rafa Benitez.