James Rodriguez’s father insists Juventus move is a ‘good decision’

MUNICH, GERMANY - JANUARY 27: James Rodriguez of Bayern Munich looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and VfB Stuttgart at Allianz Arena on January 27, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The father of James Rodriguez believes teaming up with Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus would be a wise move for his son.

The Colombia international’s loan deal at Bayern Munich will expire at the end of the season and it remains unclear whether or not the German giants will take up their €42m buy option to sign him permanently from Real Madrid.

Reports in Spain have indicated that Real are unlikely to retain James and may use him as part of an exchange deal with Tottenham for Christian Eriksen.

But Wilson Rodriguez is in favour of seeing his son reunite with former Real team-mate and good friend Ronaldo in the Serie A at Juventus.

“He’s received many offers,” Wilson told Bild.

“Juventus? He’s very close to Cristiano Ronaldo. For how I see Italian football, going to Juventus would be a good decision.”

It’s been a difficult second campaign at Bayern for James with just six starts to his name in the Bundesliga amid ankle and knee problems.

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The 27-year-old’s woes increased recently when Bayern manager Niko Kovac publicly urged him to prove why they should take up their €42m buy option on him this summer.

However, James recently stated that he’s remaining focused on the present at the moment rather than dwelling over what’s around the corner while discussing his relationship with Kovac.

“We are both professionals, it’s a normal relationship between player and coach,” said James.

“Until then there are still four months left and I’m only thinking of Bayern at the moment.”

James’ return to the Bayern starting line-up on Saturday at Bayer Leverkusen proved to be a forgettable one though with the Colombian failing to make an impact as the Bavarians fell to a shock 3-1 defeat.

Leon Goretzka had given Bayern a first-half lead before Leon Bailey, Kevin Volland and Lucas Alario goals sealed a comeback win for Leverkusen at the BayArena.