James Rodríguez was one of the protagonist in the summer transfer window despite he finally stayed at Real Madrid. All the rumours places the Colombian playmaker out of Spain, playing in the Premier League or in the Italian Serie A. James Rodríguez even said to the press recently that he has had some important offers but he preferred to stay at Bernabéu and fight for a position in the squad. After several weeks, he’s having the opportunities and he’s enjoying a lot of minutes in the last games.
One of the teams that showed more interest was Inter Milán. According to the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter offered €85M for the Colombian midfielder in the last days of the summer transfer window. The bid was even higher than the price paid for Real Madrid only two years ago to Mónaco, €80M. However, James turned down the offer and he decided to stay after Real Madrid accepted it.
Another Italian clubs like Juventus tried also to sign him, especially when Manchester United signed Pogba, but James didn’t listen to these offers. Even PSG or some Premier League clubs showed some interest. Despite Real Madrid signed Marco Asensio and kept Isco, both competitors in the midfield, James didn’t hesitate and stayed in the club.
In the first weeks of competition this season, James Rodríguez didn’t have opportunities and he missed some important games like the European Supercup. Now, with Casemiro and Modric injuries, the Colombian can enjoy more minutes and he even started the game against Borussia Dortmund. Little by little, he’s showing his skills and convincing Zidane that he could be an important player for this Real Madrid.
James Rodríguez missed the last home game against Eibar after getting injured in the warm up. The midfielder had to travel to Colombia, so the national team doctor could check him but he didn’t play against Paraguay. Now, James is back to Madrid to fully recovered from his injury so he can be available for the next game against Betis.