Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern enjoying their Sunday lunch and praying for a miracle may have just had their prayers answered, with reports stating the Red Devils are in talks for a sensational transfer.
The Sunday Express states that Manchester United are one of a number of sides in talks with James Rodriguez, with the Colombian international’s relationship with Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane said to be strained.
Despite Real Madrid having a transfer ban for the next two windows looming, Los Blancos are prepared to sacrifice the 24-year-old who stole the limelight during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Rodriguez is represented by super-agent Jorge Mendes, who holds close relationships with Manchester United, and the Premier League giants are hoping to use this to their advantage as they seek to land a sensational addition.
Real Madrid will demand a figure in the region of £63m for the player they signed from Monaco in 2014 and the United fans are the bar are praying that this signing will go ahead, believing Rodriguez possesses the talent to spark life into the Red Devils ill-fated campaign.
Our landlord believes that a potential lack of Champions League football could prove to be decisive though and states he thinks it comes down to who else joins the pursuit for the Colombian sensation.
United fans, would signing Rodriguez see you clinch a top-four spot? Let us know in the comments below!