Everton star James Rodriguez is reportedly considering his future at Goodison Park despite only joining the Toffees last summer, according to Defensa Central.
James joined Everton from Real Madrid in September, linking up once again with Carlo Ancelotti, a manager with whom he has a great working relationship.
The 29-year-old hit the ground running on Merseyside, claiming three goals and three assists in his opening five Premier League games.
However, James has found himself on the sidelines several times this season, with nine games missed in all competitions.
At the weekend, the Colombia international struggled as Everton were beaten 2-0 by Fulham, and had to come off due to a knock.
According to Defensa Central, James is increasingly frustrated with the niggling injuries he is beginning to accumulate in the physical English top flight.
In addition, he is reportedly not happy with the weather and, despite enjoying life under Ancelotti, he’s apparently willing to return to Spain.
The £90,000-a-week ace came close to joining Real’s rivals Atletico two years ago and Defensa Central claim that he would be tempted if the opportunity arose again.
While the report claims that James is happy with the club and the manager, it’s concerning to hear that he’s apparently not pleased with both the physical nature of the league and the weather.
Hopefully James won’t want to push for a move – it’s his maiden season in English football and as such, hopefully he’ll give it a bit more time to acclimatise.
He’s been a great asset for Everton and it’d be great to see him stick around as Ancelotti continues to put together a strong team in pursuit of European qualification and silverware.