James Rodriguez is unwilling to complete a move to the Premier League this summer, despite Real Madrid’s wishes.
Following a mixed two-year loan stint at Bayern Munich, James is allegedly set to return to Real in the summer.
German media claimed that James isn’t happy at the Allianz Arena and made it clear to the club board he doesn’t want them to take up their €42m buy option for him.
The Colombia international’s decision came in light of a frustrating season under Niko Kovac, which consisted of just 13 Bundesliga starts.
In fact, James’ presence within the team was almost non-existent in the end, with the majority of his appearances coming from the bench.
Therefore, the 27-year-old will head back to the Santiago Bernabeu for what is expected to be only a brief visit.
Los Blancos have made it clear James has no future with them and plan to offload him along with 12 other players.
Now Marca reported that Real hope to profit €300m from their summer sales as part of their major squad overhaul.
These funds will undoubtedly come in handy, with Real manager Zinedine Zidane set to break the bank to recruit top talent.
And the Spanish giants hope to get a nice big cheque for selling James. Hence, they hope to attract bidders from the Premier League who will most likely make the biggest offers.
However, James doesn’t fancy the prospect of trying his luck out in English football. This could open the door for a Serie A move to either Juventus or Napoli, who are coached by his old Real boss Carlo Ancelotti.
For now, though, the playmaker’s focus will be on next month’s Copa America. Colombia will play Panama and Peru in a pair of friendlies next week before heading off to Brazil.
Carlos Queiroz’s men will then take on Argentina in their Group B opener on June 16.
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— James Rodríguez (@jamesdrodriguez) May 25, 2019