Manchester United revive £50m James Rodriguez bid

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Out of favour in Madrid, Colombian star, James Rodriguez, 24, has been given the green light for a move to Manchester United.

The reigning Champions League winners have told Rodriguez that if United meet their £50m valuation, a move can happen quickly as he seeks to put an end to his spell in the Spanish capital.

After rising to prominence during the 2014 World Cup, Rodriguez’s dream move to Real has turned sour and he was relegated to the substitutes bench for Real’s win over city neighbours, Atletico, in last season’s Champions League final.

Reports in the Spanish media suggest the Colombian, who played a starring role at this summer’s Copa America Centenario, has already put his house up for sale. He joined Los Merengues for a fee of €80m from AS Monaco but Real are ready to let him leave for €60m as they seek to fund the signing of Paul Pogba from Juventus.

Despite his relatively young age, James has made more than 300 club appearances and 47 for his country. Last season, frequently used a substitute, he scored just 8 goals in 32 games, with speculation about his future undermining his confidence.

Real are desperate to bring Pogba to Madrid and need to cut their wage bill to meet his demands. Rodriguez is the player deemed expendable.

 

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