As the winter transfer window keeps its course, James Rodriguez’s father revealed that the player would be keen on a Real Madrid return this season.
Leaving Real Madrid was possibly one of the most difficult decisions of his professional career, his father just revealed that the player still loves the club and that he would be interested in coming back in the near future.
When James first was notified that Florentino Perez was after him right after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, he didn’t even hesitate to say yes to any proposal they offered him and saw how the Spanish giants accepted all the terms in order to help him fulfill one of his childhood dreams.
The Colombian playmaker had it all, he was one of the most creative lefties in world football and was eager to become the best player in the world in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad.
But after the Italian manager left when he failed to maintain the high standards that the club demanded, James Rodriguez was left with uncertainty and the incoming manager immediately let him know that he trusted other players before him to play in the same position.
It took the player a couple of seasons filled with doubts to realize that Zinedine Zidane didn’t really want him at the club, he eventually decided to leave Los Blancos but vowed to return someday.
El padre de James ve posible su regreso a España https://t.co/aj9kZhIHvf
— MARCA (@marca) January 23, 2019
The destination James chose was Bayern Munich, where he has suffered several injuries and has been playing ever since Zidane tossed him aside when he made the decision to give players like Isco or Marco Asensio more opportunities to feature in the squad.
Even though James won two Champions League trophies with Los Blancos, he never really felt like the important player he envisioned when he first arrived at the club.
With Bayern Munich, the Colombian playmaker has lived a relatively comfortable life but he has experienced several injuries along the way.
His father, Juan Carlos Restrepo, spoke to Marca about the possibility of James Rodriguez coming back to Real Madrid after a couple of seasons away from the club.
The player does have several offers on the table, with Los Blancos’ being one of them but still considering his many options for the near future.
The Spanish club hasn’t really shown a lot of interest in bringing him back, as they are still looking at other players who can fill his position and no longer consider James to be the star player that he was when he first arrived fresh out of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
James Rodriguez's father: "James carries Madrid in his heart. I'd like him to return there [from his Bayern loan]. With Julen Lopategui, it would be more important, they both had a conversation." pic.twitter.com/U9ctwBKfeb
— Premier League Panel (@PremLeaguePanel) July 13, 2018
During an interview with Marca, Juan Carlos Restrepo revealed details about his son’s chances of returning to the club.
James has recently returned from an injury and he looks like he is fully back to fitness, the Colombian player has really suffered from muscular problems this season have sparked rumors of his relationship with manager Niko Kovac not being so fresh anymore.
“He is comfortable in Munich,” Restrepo said.
“I don’t have news about it, but there may be offers based on those rumors coming from England.”
“He is calm and he feels that he’s at a good level again and that he’s physically strong.”
“That gives us a perspective that he is happy, motivated and working well, as he is eager to achieve new success.”
“Real Madrid are one of his loves, but unfortunately he had to look at a different course.”
“However, that does not mean that he doesn’t love Los Blancos, an institution that allowed him to enjoy beautiful moments.”
“Inside his heart, given that he is a fan of Real Madrid, he will contemplate the possibility of returning.”
“Real Madrid own his rights and I imagine that if he has good performances then his return would be possible,” he added.
— AS English (@English_AS) February 19, 2018
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