During an interview with Radio Kiss Kiss, Aurelio De Laurentiis came after Florentino Perez for asking too much money for James.
It’s no secret that James Rodriguez has become Aurelio De Laurentiis latest obsession, the only problem is that Florentino Perez is asking too much money for him.
The Colombia international is a footballer who doesn’t interest Zinedine Zidane, the French manager was very clear on that when he let the playmaker leave to Bayern Munich on a loan two years ago.
Now that he has the chance to return to the club, the French coach still doesn’t want him and there are two options he has to choose from.
Either he goes back to work under Carlo Ancelotti at SSC Napoli, or he plays under Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid.
The Colchoneros are obviously the club where James has the bigger chances to win any trophies, but Napoli presents itself as a great chance to finally prove himself and become the biggest star inside a project.
Carlo Ancelotti is the manager who took the best out of his game when he played at Real Madrid, which is a major reason why the Colombian wants to play in Serie A.
James would become the absolute star inside the club where Diego Maradona became a legend, this is also something that motivates James to play there.
The problem lies in Real Madrid’s obstacles, which are mostly economic.
El presidente del Nápoles 'se desespera' negociando por James https://t.co/uxK8Em5yGJ
— MARCA (@marca) July 11, 2019
Florentino’s request for Rodriguez.
As things stand today, Napoli is willing to pay €40 million for the Colombian player but Florentino reportedly wants more than that.
Los Blancos’ president is asking for more money due to the performances that James offered during the Copa America with Colombia.
Plus, he wants as much money as possible in order to gather enough money to possibly sign Paul Pogba from Manchester United.
“Signing James is something that remains in our hearts, especially in the heart of the manager who coached him better than anybody: Ancelotti,” said Aurelio via Marca.
“The problem with signing James is that we have to deal with Real Madrid. We are tough, we don’t want to give in before the unjust petitions fro Florentino Perez.”
“We are not in a rush because our squad is already strong. We only need to make a few adjustments to the squad, nothing in particular.”
“The deals can be reached between two parts, the buyer and the ones who are selling. We obviously want to buy, but we also don’t want to make a mistake.”
“Ancelotti loved James and we are waiting for a more reasonable demand from Real Madrid.”
“The only obstacle is Florentino, who is asking for too much. But we believe that James wants to come to Napoli.”
🇮🇹De Laurentiis, presidente del NÁPOLES: "James quiere venir pero el Madrid pide demasiado". (Vía 'Corriere dello Sport') pic.twitter.com/FzgBpyG65T
— ChiringuitoChampions (@chirichampions) July 11, 2019
The Atletico Madrid option is risky for Real Madrid.
Given how impressive Atletico Madrid’s roster already is, Real Madrid accepting an offer from the Colchoneros would be a terrible mistake.
This would essentially mean that the Spanish giants are giving their hated neighbor the weapons to possibly defeat them during the new season.
Diego Simeone already has impressive players such as Thomas Lemar or Joao Felix, getting James Rodriguez would take them all the way to the top as title contenders in all competitions.
The best option that Los Blancs have is to accept the offer from Napoli, that way they won’t have to worry about James Rodriguez getting any kind of revenge against them for letting him leave the institution.
Real Madrid could also accept James back to the club, they don’t have a leftie as talented as he is right now, but Zidane simply doesn’t like the player.
We still haven’t been able to explain why the French manager doesn’t have a feeling for James Rodriguez, it’s clear that he is one of the best players in the world in that position.
We will know more information about this possible deal over the next month, James could end up in Napoli and he could smile while playing football again.
🚨 HABLA De Laurentiis!!
🎙️ ''El problema de traer a James es el Real Madrid''
🎙️''No vamos a ceder a las injustas peticiones de Florentino''
🎙️''No tenemos prisa, nuestro equipo ya es fuerte''
🎙️''Queremos comprar pero no cometer errores''
🎙️''Las negociones siguen abiertas'' pic.twitter.com/bN9lASYVdF
— Banda Neptuno🔴⚪ (@BandaNeptuno) July 11, 2019
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