With almost no courtier, James Rodriguez is currently in a delicate situation as he has only one year left on his contract. Ready to do anything to get rid of it, Real Madrid has largely lowered the sale price of the player who does not even want to be on the score sheet anymore.
Even Real Madrid is experiencing the crisis. Faced with financial problems in this period of economic unrest, the Spanish club must make savings during this transfer window.
Real Madrid is hesitate to reduce the payroll and sell some players who no longer fall under Zinedine Zidane’s plans. There is of course Gareth Bale who has been concerned for many months now but he is not the only one. Not even convened for the meeting at San Mames this Sunday against Athletic Bilbao (1-0 victory of the Merengues, James Rodriguez is invited to the start.
In fact, the situation of the former Porto player seems desperate at Real Madrid. According to Zidane after the meeting, it was he himself who refused to be on the list of summoned for the Basque Country. “He wanted to be left out. It’s our business. He asked me, I answered and that’s it. I’m not going to talk about it any more,” said the French coach at a press conference. This new episode does not fix the relationship between the two men, already not looking good for several weeks now.
Real will drop James Rodriguez for € 25m
Signed from Monaco in the 2014 summer transfer window for € 75 million, the Colombian has known good, and especially not so good at Casa Blanca since 2016. He ended up being loaned to Bayern Munich for two years, before returning to Spain. But again, the attacking midfielder is not really part of his coach’s plans (8 appearances in La Liga, for 5 starts, 1 goal and 1 assist). With a salary of around 17 M € gross per year, the player is very expensive for his club, while he still has a year of contract.
Real Madrid wanted to sell him for around € 50 million for Naples or Atlético de Madrid a few months ago, but it seems that the leaders have given up on a large check given the urgency of the situation.
According to Marca, Real Madrid is about to sell off the international cafetero (76 caps, 22 years old) in order to attract potential courtiers. Thus, for only 25 M €, the Merengues will let go of the one who had finished top scorer of the 2014 World Cup. This will finally unblock the situation.