According to an update courtesy of Sky Sports, Everton could agree a deal to sign Tottenham Hotspur target James Rodriguez imminently – potentially handing chairman Daniel Levy a transfer blow as the club continue their search for attacking talents who can bolster their 2020/2021 Champions League qualification chances.
Rodriguez, who has been linked with a move to Spurs recently, with the Lilywhites among a number of clubs monitoring his situation according to the Daily Mail, could be on the verge of joining Everton – with the £200,000-per-week ace reportedly close to a Premier League move.
Out of favour at Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane, the past few seasons have been a challenge for the Colombian – having failed to establish himself at the Bernabeu since his noteworthy 2014 World Cup accolades.
Should Spurs try to swoop for Rodriguez before Everton agreement?
Yes, still has all the ability
No, not good enough
Winning a Golden Ball at that tournament, the now 29-year-old’s best season for the Galacticos arguably came half a decade ago during the 2014/2015 season – where he managed 13 goals and 13 assists in 29 La Liga starts (WhoScored).
Since then, whilst also going out on a two-year loan spell to Bayern Munich in that time, the attacking midfielder hasn’t quite reached those lofty heights – but a move to England could mean a shot at redemption.
Tottenham were previously touted with a move, especially considering their search for a creative outlet who can potentially emulate former hero Christian Eriksen, but now Levy and co may be in danger of missing out on their man as the Toffees close in.
Despite his mixed last few seasons, ex-Real forward Fernando Morientes still hailed the playmaker as an ‘extraordinary’ asset (El Espectador via AS), and the Lilywhites could now miss out on a potential game changer – albeit a slight gamble.
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