Here are the teams chasing Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez
Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez is believed to be a valued asset in the transfer market. The Colombian international has many suitors and things could get interesting once the transfer window opens. The star player made just 13 appearances for Real in 2019-20 season after completing a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich. Here are the clubs chasing Rodriguez.
Real Madrid are reportedly ready to offer cash plus Rodriguez to Manchester United for mid-fielder Paul Pogba. The Spanish giants have been linked with a move for Pogba of late and it's widely expected that the Frenchman will leave Old Trafford. Rodriguez can add vitality in the ranks. He can use his versatility and play as a winger or an attacking mid-fielder.
According to reports, Italian clubs Juventus and Napoli are interested to land the player. Both clubs are wanting to add further quality in ranks and Rodriguez seems as an ideal player available. Real are expected to garner a fee in the range between £35m-40m. Napoli tried to sign him last season on loan. At Juve, his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is an attraction.
According to a report in Spanish outlet Marca, Rodriguez's preferred destination is Premier League club Everton. The Toffees are the option that appeal to James the most with his former boss Carlo Ancelotti already there. Ancelotti is building an interesting team and what Rodriguez can get here is plenty of playing time. The Premier League is an added benefit.
Premier League duo Arsenal and Wolves are also in the race for Rodriguez. Wolves have been superb for a while now and the gutsy character of the side is something that can draw the player here. Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta will hope to land him at Arsenal. Arsenal will get further depth and hope Rodriguez can click.