According to journalist Carlos Aleman, Everton are prepared to pay some of James Rodriguez’s wages to make sure he departs the club.
The Lowdown: Rodriguez can still move
With the majority of transfer windows across Europe now slammed shut, it was thought that Rodriguez would have to stay at Goodison Park until at least January.
However, the Turkish window is still open, meaning the £25.2m-valued Colombia international (Transfermarkt) could still make the switch to the Super Lig.
The Latest: Prepared to pay
Istanbul Basaksehir have been linked with a move for the former Real Madrid man, and now journalist Aleman has provided an update.
Speaking on WinTV, he said:
“It is true of Başakşehir’s interest in James Rodríguez. Everton is open to negotiation and they would put part of his salary to go on loan.”
The Verdict: Disaster
Rodriguez’s move to Goodison Park has ended up being a disaster after such an incredible start.
The 29-year-old made the switch because of former boss Carlo Ancelotti, and did show flashes of his undoubted ability by scoring six goals and providing five assists in 23 Premier League matches (Transfermarkt), but injuries limited his impact.
Was Rodriguez a waste of money?
Now, with Ancelotti having departed for Real, Rodriguez appears to have no interest in staying with the Toffees (talkSPORT). On wages of £140,000 a week (salarysport.com), he is an expensive passenger to have, and the Blues now potentially continuing to pay him while he plies his trade elsewhere feels like worst case scenario.
In other news, Everton fans were livid with this international break news.
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