Real Madrid have reportedly slapped a £37 million asking price on midfielder James Rodriguez – which should be something of interest to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Colombia international has finished his two-year loan spell with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, but the Bavarians will not be exercising their option to buy.
It’s been an indifferent couple of seasons for the former AS Monaco and FC Porto star.
In 67 games for Bayern, he scored 15 goals and made 20 assists.
James is supposedly unfancied by Zinedine Zidane, and Corriere dello Sport (via The Daily Mail) claim Napoli want the South American.
They are pushing to lower the £37 million asking price, and perhaps Tottenham should keep a close eye on proceedings.
Spurs are likely to lose Christian Eriksen this summer with the player set to enter into the final year of his contract.
The club have been linked with moves for Giovani Lo Celso and Bruno Fernandes, but either player would be very expensive to sign. A bid of £62 million for the former has already been lodged and rejected (Gianluca Di Marzio).
Lo Celso appears to be the top priority, but if Spurs can’t secure the Argentine, then Rodriguez at £37 million could be a gamble worth taking.
He’s struggled to show his best form in recent years, but under Mauricio Pochettino and alongside compatriot Davinson Sanchez, he could be a hit in north London.