Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern have their eyes glued to the papers and TV screens in the bar this afternoon, following reports that moves for an incredible signing will be made.
Fichajes state United are preparing an imminent £64.7m bid for Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez, who is understood to be unhappy at the Santiago Bernabeu under the management of Los Blancos legend Zinedine Zidane.
With the Colombian World Cup hero’s future under scrutiny, United are preparing a move that would bolster their attacking options and break two records; as he’d become the Red Devils’ record signing and the most expensive player in British transfer history.
However, with Real Madrid recently handed a transfer ban that prevents them from registering new players in the next two transfer windows, the Spanish side may be reluctant to part ways with the former Monaco star- and Zidane may persuade him he still has a future at the club.
James faces a wealth of competition in the Spanish capital, up against the likes of Mateo Kovacic, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, Isco and Gareth Bale.
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