Real Madrid signed James Rodriguez after a brilliant World Cup 2014 for the Colombian star which saw him netting 6 goals and becoming the winner of the Golden Boot. Real Madrid bought the new sensation from AS Monaco for a fee €80 million, making him the fourth most expensive player in football history at that time.
Since joining the Spanish giants in 2014, James Rodriguez has so far featured in 77 games netting 22 goals and dishing out 24 assists (major tournaments). Since Zinedine Zidane’s appointment as Real Madrid manager, the Colombian has failed to fit into the system of the Frenchman.
Rodriguez however is yet to start in the playing XI this season under the French manager. Following the emergence of Marco Asensio, competition has been tougher for The Columbian as Zidane has been seen preferring Asensio and Isco over James for tactical reasons.
According to reports, new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is trying to boost his squad and has seen a loan deal rejected by Real Madrid. Evidently, The 25 year old’s family is particularly eager on him moving to England.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has made an offer to bring the Colombian international at the Stamford Bridge on a temporary deal. Real Madrid President, Florentino Perez will only consider a permanent deal and has priced the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winner at £60m. The current Real Madrid no.10 is eager on moving to the Premier League before the transfer window closes or it is likely that he would miss out on another valuable 6 months before the next winter transfer window.