Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern feel like they’ve just won the lottery, as they’ve been left gawping at the TV screens after it was reported a dream signing has been wrapped up in a bow and placed on their doorstep.
Spanish media outlet Don Balon suggest that James Rodriguez’ turbulent relationship with Real Madrid, and Zinedine Zidane in particular, has reached the point of no return and the Colombian has been made available for transfer.
Cracks in Rodriguez’ second-season at the Santiago Bernabeu first started to appear during the ill-fated regime of Rafael Benitez but the problems have continued under Zidane, with the World Cup hero failing to nail down a starting spot.
With the 24-year-old displaying a poor attitude in the Spanish capital, Real Madrid are ready to accept a loss on the player they spent £71m on after the 2014 World Cup- and Manchester United are directly named as contenders for his signature.
Our landlord feels that United cannot pass up the opportunity to land such a quality player, who has years ahead of him, but he feels that a number of Premier League sides could enter the race for his services.
United fans, is this a signing you have to ensure you complete? Let us know in the comments below!