James Rodriguez is reportedly keen on a move to Manchester United, however that deal could be scuppered by a huge difference in valuation by Real Madrid and the Old Trafford outfit.
The 25-year-old play-maker, who lit up the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with his performances for Colombia has grown frustrated with his bit part role at the Santiago Bernabeu. Jose Mouringo has identified the player as a potential transfer target, however, Real president, Fiorentino Perez is ready to squeeze out the biggest cash from any potential buyer.
Diario Gol, the Spanish media outlet believes that only United and Italian giants, Inter Milan have shown firm interest in the classy no 10, though it also reports that Manchester United won’t offer more than £40m for his services, a major fee away from the valuation of Perez, who wants any buyer to pay closer to £60m, which is near what Madrid paid to sign him back in 2014.
Rodriguez has struggled to impress coach, Zinedine Zidane this season, as he offers no tactical flexibility to fit into the Frenchman’s favoured 4-3-3 formation.
Inter Milan will have no worries in coughing up the money, as they are the present riche of Italian football following their recent acquisition by Chinese investors, but their lack of European competition means that James may be wary of their project, given the form of Napoli and Roma this term, who have chased Juventus down to the wire all season.
James is a classy central attacking midfielder who has contributed 13 goals and created a further 14 this season, with most of his appearances coming as a substitute. He has also won the title twice and the Champions League once as well with the La Liga outfit which confirms him to be an hero of the club.