By Mark Weasley
Reports in the Spanish media report that Real Madrid president, Fiorentino Perez will not lower his valuation of Colombian playmaker, James Rodriguez, who has been linked with a move away from the club.
The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to Manchester United, but it is believed the difference in the evaluation of the transfer fee is the snag holding the deal. Skysports have reportedly claimed that Madrid offered James to Jose Mourinho’s side, but the Old Trafford outfit won’t increase their transfer offer.
Rodriguez, who shone like a million stars at the World Cup in Brazil 3 years ago, has really struggled for game time this last season, with the likes of Isco, Marco Asensio, Gareth Bale and Ronaldo all ahead of him in the pecking order.
Don Balon reports that the Red Devils are only willing to offer £35m for James, which is way below Madrid’s asking price of nearly £55m. Speculation increased about James’ future after he was noticeably missing in Real Madrid’s kit launch for next season. The player wants to play for Manchester United, who he believes has a project that is worth looking at, while personal terms won’t be an issue, as James and Mourinho share the same agent, Jorge Mendes.
James is a classy central attacking midfielder known for his trickery, finishing and creativity. He has won the league title and 2 Champions League crowns since swapping the State Louis II for the ever enchanting Santiago Bernabeu.