James Rodriguez admits his future is ‘still up in the air’

James Rodriguez admits his future remains uncertain as his full focus begins to shift towards the climax of Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga title battle with Borussia Dortmund.

The Colombian midfielder’s loan deal at Bayern will come to an end in June and it remains uncertain whether or not the German giants will take up their €42m buy option for him.

Despite initial struggles to force his way into manager Niko Kovac’s plans at the Allianz Arena, James has played a key role in Bayern’s recent resurgence in the Bundesliga title battle on the back of managing four goals and three assists in his last five league games.

In light of this upturn in form, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expressed his confidence that James will remain in Munich for next season instead of returning to parent club Real Madrid.

But the 27-year-old is remaining coy on his future for the time being.

“It’s still up in the air,” James told Sport1.

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“There’s nothing more I can say about it. We’ve got some important games coming up, then we’ll sit down and talk about it, but I’m very happy here.”

The 2014 World Cup star heads off to the international break after scoring a hat-trick in Bayern’s 6-0 thrashing of Mainz on Sunday.

Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman and Alphonso Davies were the other scorers as Bayern reclaimed top spot from Dortmund on goal difference heading into the final eight Bundesliga games.

“The hat-trick was really nice for me, so I took the ball,” said James.

“It’s a great memory, but it was a really good team display. I’m happy to score my first hat-trick. Hopefully, more will follow!”

James is currently away on international duty for Colombia ahead of Carlos Queiroz’s first games in charge as manager, where Los Cafeteros will take on Japan in a friendly on Friday before facing South Korea next Tuesday.

KAZAN, RUSSIA – JUNE 24: James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates following his sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group H match between Poland and Colombia at Kazan Arena on June 24, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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