Loads of Everton fans have been hailing a link to James Rodriguez as Marca reported that he does not want to play for Real Madrid and wants to leave the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in the upcoming summer transfer window.
As per the outlet, the attacking midfield player only has a year left on his current deal as Florentino Perez is apparently looking to offload him as he risks losing him for no transfer fee next summer.
Would Rodriguez fit in at Everton under Carlo Ancelotti?
The president of Los Blancos has been forced to reduce his asking price to just 25 million euros, which equates to around £22.6 million, meaning that the Spanish giants will likely make a big loss on the £67.5 million they gave to AS Monaco to sign him nearly six years ago now.
However, the Merseyside club will have to fend off interest from Arsenal, Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers for his services.
Rodriguez has shown his abilities in the past, having scored 104 goals and made 124 assists in 388 games in all competitions in his club career so far, whilst also netting 22 times in 76 matches for Colombia, according to Transfermarkt.
These members of the Goodison Park faithful hailed the link on Twitter given also that the 28-year old could be sold on the cheap:
A signing I’d never see happening but with Ancelotti in charge it does give you hope. He would be perfect behind the striker. Still can’t see it happening.
— Mr Lee (@iamawayrightnow) July 5, 2020
James a brilliant player and we are looking at a mediocre player at Southampton 🤔
— Dylan Taylor (@D_TaylorGK) July 5, 2020
I think it’s one of the better options we have
— Harry Leahy (@HarryLeahy101) July 6, 2020
— Thomas Regan (@thomasreganjnr) July 6, 2020
Sell Gylfi 20+ sign Rodriguez big upgrade for attacking midfield position
— Tim (@Tim96616433) July 6, 2020
This is the sot of signing that we should expect after engaging Ancelloti
— The Plank (@ThePlank10) July 6, 2020
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