Report: Rodriguez is staying at Real Madrid

Club president Florentino Perez has ensured James Rodriguez stays at Real Madrid this season.

There have been widespread rumours that the Columbian international was on his way out of the Bernebeu this transfer window.

According to the Mail Online, there will be no transfer and the player is staying put.

He has spent the last two years on loan at Bayern Munich after an unsuccessful start to his Real career.

He arrived on the back of an impressive World Cup for Columbia in 2014. A new “Galactico” at a price of 75 million Euros.

A part of the short-lived 2013 revolution at Monaco he made the switch to Madrid. He struggled though to duplicate the form that made one of the most revered players in Europe and at the World Cup.

Following Bayern Munich declining the option to purchase after his loan ended, he was deemed surplus to requirements and not part of Zinedine Zidane plans.

There was apparent interest from both Napoli and Atletico Madrid. However, nothing concrete materialised.

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Real have suffered a disastrous run of injuries. With Marco Asensio out until the new year, Brahim Diaz and Luka Jovic out in the short term too. Plus now the future of Gareth Bale very much undecided.

Club president and chief decision-maker Florentino Perez stepped in and made the choice for everyone. The Columbian playmaker is considered to be a ready-made solution.

He will stay at Real Madrid.

For the first time in 787 days, Rodriguez trained with his parent club and his Real Madrid teammates.

It remains to be seen if this is a long term solution to Madrid’s wows. Plus how will this impact the relationship between Zidane and Perez?

Remember Zidane walked away from Real once before.

This was apparently due to a difference of opinion with Perez on who should stay and who should go.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – JUNE 19: James Rodriguez of Colombia kicks the ball during the Copa America Brazil 2019 group B match between Colombia and Qatar at Morumbi Stadium on June 19, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images)

 

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