According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are ‘interested’ in signing Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez along with Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton, Newcastle and Wolves.
Since shining for AS Monaco and turning heads at the 2014 World Cup, the Colombian has become a somewhat inconsistent figure after putting pen-to-paper on a move to the La Liga giants – with manager Zinedine Zidane now reportedly contemplating the option to sell.
During his first season with the Galacticos, Rodriguez started 29 matches whilst bagging 13 goals and 13 assists over the 2014/2015 campaign (WhoScored) – but a series of bit-part years combined with two separate loan spells to Bayern Munich have tainted his stay at the Bernabeu.
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The playmaker has ‘struggled‘ to nail down a definitive place in Real’s team and is currently on the fringes of their plans for next season, making a transfer away seem more likely than ever before.
Now, the Mail report that Spurs are one of eight Premier League clubs monitoring Rodriguez as a player who can inject much-needed attacking flair – and the Lilywhites appear to have been admirers for some time.
Back in late 2019, El Desmarque reported that chairman Daniel Levy was keeping tabs on his situation, and the 30-year-old could now come to north London for a relatively cheap £28.8 million as per Transfermarkt.
As per the Mail, Rodriguez would also be keen on a move to England, explaining in a past interview that he has always admired the Premier League.
Given the potential competition for the international ace once described as a ‘God-send‘, Levy and co may have to work magic if they wish to pull this move off.
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