Why Real Madrid Should Bring Back James Rodríguez

Why Real Madrid Should Bring Back James Rodríguez

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 04: James Rodriguez of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring Real's 3rd goal during the Copa del Rey Round of 16 First Leg match between Real Madrid and Sevilla at Bernabeu on January 4, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

James Rodríguez is not happy at Bayern Munich with his new manager, Niko Kovac. The Colombian playmaker is not having many minutes and he’s already dreaming about going back to Madrid, where he spent three years with sweet and sour moments. However, Los Blancos should take advantage of the situation and tie him up for the next season as there are not many players in the market with his quality.

During last summer, rumours were triggered about Real Madrid bringing back James Rodríguez even if he signed a two-year loan with Bayern Munich. His good season with the German club and Julen Lopetegui’s interest made this situation possible. Besides, James Rodríguez came back to Bernabéu and he was cheered by the supporters when Heynckes substituted him in the Champions League semi-finals even if the Colombian scored one goal and was one of the best of his team.

The deal couldn’t be sealed and both parties suffered. James Rodríguez is not having many chances with his new manager and Los Blancos are struggling in this start of the season. It’s sure that James would be appreciated in this squad, especially after the poor performances showed by Isco or Marco Asensio.

James Rodríguez has only played 8 games in Bundesliga with 472 scoring three goals. Last season he played 23 games and he was a very important man for Jupp Heynckes. He couldn’t shine in the World Cup with Colombia as he did in Brazil because of an injury. However, his quality is out of question and few players can give more to Real Madrid than the playmaker.

James signed a contract until 2021 with Real Madrid. For this reason, Florentino Pérez is not in a rush and can keep him in the team in the next season. Having a look at the market, there are few players better than him and his return to the Spanish capital would make happy the player and the supporters. But Juventus have already shown some interest on him and Jorge Mendes is always unpredictable and eager to send his players to the “Vecchia Signora” as he did with Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer.