Premier League trio, Everton, Tottenham, and Arsenal have all been handed a potential transfer boost with reports claiming James Rodriguez is ‘desperate’ to leave Real Madrid this summer.
Spanish publication, El Pais, claims Rodriguez has finally had enough of his time in Madrid.
Manager Zinedine Zidane has once again opted against using the Colombian in the title run-in, despite the midfielder being fit and available after returning from Bayern Munich.
The news, then, is a boost for a number of clubs in the PL, as well as across Europe. In April, the Express claimed Everton were preparing to offer a contract to the 2014 World Cup star.
Madrid are believed to be open to seeing the Colombian star leave the Bernabeu and have apparently lowered their asking price for the attacking midfielder. He earns around £285k-a-week, according to Wage Indicator.
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Rodriguez is 100% going to leave Madrid it seems. The big question will be who has the guts to take on such a massive contract and then, ultimately, ensure they get the best out of him.
There is little doubting his ability. His performances back in Brazil during 2014 were nothing short of remarkable. Even since then, he’s been good for Madrid in spells, helping them to Champions League glory.
On paper, he’s a brilliant marquee signing for Everton if they want to push on. While both Arsenal and Spurs could do with a creative spark to take them to the next level.
However, a move to Europe could be more appealing to ‘James’. Inter, AC Milan, and Atletico have all expressed past interest and the Colombia star could well opt to remain in mainland Europe.