Probably just me but anyone else think James could be the perfect nine and a half for us ?
But Madrid have put him up for sale and we were linked to him a little while back to.
El Confidencial are pretty good when it comes to Real Madrid outward transfers, and some inward ones too. When Gonzalo Higuain was leaving Madrid, and much of the European media were saying he was set for Arsenal, El Confidencial were almost alone in Spain with their insistence Napoli looked like the destination.
When the European media were claiming Angel Di Maria was on his way to PSG from Madrid, El Confidencial explained a transfer to Manchester United had been 'all fixed' by Jorge Mendes, with James Rodriguez set to take over from him.
The big exit they're predicting this summer is James Rodriguez, and that's no big surprise, what is perhaps a surprise is it's stated Arsenal have shown an interest in signing the player. El Confidencial have been running the Rodriguez exit line for several months, and now Arsenal and Manchester City are held aloft as possible destinations.
Rodriguez is represented by Jorge Mendes, but despite a myth Arsene Wenger has publicly refused to work with Gestifute, he actually said quite the opposite. However, Arsenal interest in Rodriguez would be a surprise, maybe it's his side pushing that line, or Madrid themselves.
Both Arsenal and Manchester City would want a 'significant discount' on the player, seeing Madrid make a big loss, but the Spanish club may well struggle to find a happy home for the Colombian superstar without taking a loss they'd find, at this stage anyway, unacceptable. There's always the hope Manchester United's Ed Woodward arrives spending like a drunken sailor.