Premier League giants Manchester United have been offered the opportunity to rope in the services of Real Madrid superstar James Rodriguez, according to FootTheBall sources.
James Rodriguez’s summer move to Manchester United will be confirmed following the Champions League final next month.
Reports also claim that the Colombian star will don the No.10 shirt at United next season which means that Wayne Rooney is set to part ways with the club at the end of the season.
Rodriguez has found life unhappy under Zidane and has been highly linked with a move away to Manchester United in the summer due to lack of game-time.
It is believed that Real Madird president Florentino Perez is now willing offload the Colombian, whom he had made the third-most expensive player in history when he had splurged £71million to secure his signatures in 2014 from AS Monaco.
And now the La Liga giants want to recover most of the money they had paid in 2014, but FootTheBall sources reveal that Real Madrid will accept an offer in the region of £50m.
The Colombian’s current contract at Real Madrid is due to expire in 2020 but he is keen on making a move out of Madrid in search of regular football.
Man Utd are now on the verge of roping him in as Rodriguez has the same agent as United manager Jose Mourinho – Jorge Mendes.
Rodriguez has lacked game-time at Real Madrid but has displayed good form for the Los Blancos – with 36 goals to his name in 109 appearances ans was also a part of the squad that clinched the Champions League title last season.
Back in April, Mourinho had accentuated that Man Utd would rope in some big names by the end of the summer transfer window.
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Sources also reveal that the Man Utd hierarchy are also keen on roping in Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann in the summer.
Mourinho said: “I’m sure, at the end of the summer, probably we won’t have exactly my first options, because it’s difficult to succeed in every attempt.”
“But I’m sure we’re going to do something interesting and something to improve our team for next season.”
“I’m not a silly manager to say I give the names and you have to give me the players – not at all.”
“I give the names, I give the options, I give the second options in case the first options are not possible, but I give all the information based on my analysis, my experience and projections for the future.”
Manchester United transfer target James Rodriguez might have played his last match at the Bernabeu for Real Madrid.
Rodgriguez was taken off in the 60th minute and he received a standing ovation during their 4-1 win over Sevilla which saw Zidane’s side closing in on the La Liga title.
And as the Colombian left the pitch, he shared a touching moment with the fans as Real Madrid played their last home game of the season.
And after seeing the scenes on Sunday night, it is understood that Rodriguez has already made up his mind and is making preparations to test new waters outside Madrid.