The latest gossip in the football world suggests that Manchester United have an agreement in principal to sign the brilliant playmaker James Rodriguez.
The Colombian international, who moved to Real Madrid in 2014 for £63m has been sensational for Real Madrid of late but in and out of the first eleven over the last few years and rumours are rife that the player will make a move this summer.
And British media outlet, The Metro, passes this one:
Manchester United has principle in agreement to sign James Rodriguez from Real Madrid
RCN Radio claim that Rodriguez and his agent, Jorge Mendes, met with Madrid’s president, Florentino Perez, earlier this week to express their unhappiness with the midfielder’s current situation and present the offers he has from other clubs.
Still only 25 Rodriguez is represented by ‘super agent’ Jorge Mendes, who also manages Mourinho and several of Manchester United’s high profile players.
Manchester United once more displayed a toothlessness in front of goal in their Europa League semi final second leg against Celta Vigo on Thursday night and despite their overall dominance they were a scuffed shot away from going out of the tournament and ending their season at Old Trafford.
This must be addressed in the summer if Manchester United are to progress as a team and Rodriguez would surely add spark and speed to the attack if he signed.
The number ten would be a penetrative and pacy replacement for Wayne Rooney, whose career at the club looks very much as if it is coming to a close.
And Rodriguez himself looks primed for a change after failing to establish himself in the Real Madrid line up over the last few years.
Let’s take a look at some of his better moments for club and country.
Manchester United fans: Is Rodriguez the perfect addition to the team?