Top Spanish football expert Guillem Balague revealed that Real Madrid are ready and willing to sell James Rodriguez to Manchester United.
While the managerial saga at Manchester United rumbles on in earnest, the transfer dealings continue behind the scenes. It was reported here previously that United were keen to swoop on Real Madrid star James Rodriquez after what has been a turbulent time for the Columbian.
Rodriguez moved to the Bernabeu back in 2014 when he chose the Spanish giants over a move to Manchester United in a deal worth some £63 million. In doing so, he linked up with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, and it was felt the three could link up and become the attacking force we see at Barcelona with Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.
Today it has been reported, via Sky Sports and Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, that Real Madrid are willing to sell Rodriguez to Manchester United in the summer, provided the fee is big enough.
Balague has a track record for being right when it comes to footballing transfer news. It was he who broke the news of a deal to sell Angel Di Maria to United so when he says a deal is possible, this is credible information.
Of the possible deal Balague says;
“All I can say is that Real Madrid are more than happy to sell him…if they get the right amount of money”
The 24 year old has fallen out of favour under current Real manager Zinedin Zidane and was seen to be warned by the manager last week for laughing while on the bench as Madrid suffered a 2-0 loss to Wolfsburg in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final tie.
A deal for the Columbian playmaker may well be on the cards if José Mourinho is in fact due to take over at United in the summer as both he and Rodriguez share the same agent.
With the amount of money paid to Monaco back in 2014 for the attacking midfielder, it is not known just how much it will take to offload him to United. Given the criticism levelled at him by fans and the Spanish media, United will be hoping it is a long way short of the £63 million price Real paid two years ago.
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