Manchester United have made an offer of £34 million to sign Real Madrid and Colombia star James Rodriguez, according to the Telegraph through Don Balon.
Rodriguez is not popular with Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane after a 2015/16 season plagued with inconsistency and injury.
However, the Colombian captain is reportedly one player Real president Florentino Perez wishes to keep, as his commercial value is extremely beneficial to the club.
James has attracted interest from another Premier League team in West Ham.
Marca’s report earlier this month that the Hammers had joined United in the race to sign Rodriguez had many in disbelief, and regardless, Slaven Bilic’s team do not really have need of another attacking midfielder.
James has been in trouble with the law in Spain several times since his arrival.
Firstly, he was caught speeding excessively in January, before claiming he could not hear the sirens because his car music was too loud.
Rodriguez also said he feared that the chasing police car was a fake one and believed he would have been kidnapped if he stopped.
The 25-year-old also ignored his court summons to attend his birthday party in Colombia.
Despite these grievances, it is evident that the midfielder has an abundance of talent.
Following a promising 2013-14 season with AS Monaco, James went on to shine for Colombia at the 2014 World Cup, undoubtedly being one of the players of the tournament.
Subsequently, Madrid snapped him up for a reported fee of £71m and he went on to have an outstanding debut season in Spain, scoring thirteen and providing the same number of goals.
As aforementioned, sadly James was unable to replicate his form in the last campaign, and Talksport claim in the same article that Zidane has overruled Perez and told the player he is no longer a part of his plans.
That being said, it is unlikely that Los Blancos would accept such a low offer considering the fee he commanded in 2014.
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