Manchester United are expected to make a statement signing this summer to kick off the new era at Manchester United with Jose Mourinho in charge.
While the imminent arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be a welcome boost for Manchester United fans, more players need to come to Old Trafford as Manchester United aim to get back to winning ways once again.
That statement signing Mourinho needs could come in the shape of James Rodriquez of Real Madrid who The Daily Mirror are reporting would be allowed to leave the Champions League winners for a reported £50 million.
James shot to world attention after his heroics in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. His excellent performances for Columbia throughout the tournament earned him a £56 million move to Real Madrid from Monaco.
Although he failed to hit the heights he reached in Brazil, James would have plenty to offer at Manchester United without the added pressure of playing alongside world stars Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United have been crying out for a player of James’s ability and after failing to hold down a regular starting place under Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid.
After being named as an unused substitute during their Champions League final win over Atletico Madrid, James may now feel unwanted at Real Madrid and Manchester United could offer the perfect escape route.
Given the fact both he and Mourinho share an agent, and Columbia’s exit from the Copa America, Manchester United may need to move quickly to tie up this deal before other clubs who can offer Champions League football next season become interested.
Damien McEvoy, Pundit Arena