James Rodriguez to Real Madrid: The forward, who currently plays for Bayern Munich on loan from Real, could be set to return to Spain.
Real Madrid had an uneventful transfer window this summer as the club was reluctant to replace the outgoing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The results of Ronaldo’s departure visible on the pitch, as Real suffered their worst goalless run in club’s history.
Moreover, Julen Lopetegui, the manager who Real Madrid appointed this season to replace Zinedine Zidane, was sacked after a thumping 5-1 loss to Barcelona in the season’s first El Clasico.
The club has now decided to give Santiago Solari the job at least until the end of the season after convincing victories in the Copa Del Rey first leg, Champions League encounter against Plzen and the La Liga game against Celta Vigo.
Real Madrid could receive another boost in the transfer market, as Bayern Munich have reportedly taken the decision over James Rodriguez’s future with the club.
James Rodriguez to Real Madrid:
The Colombian star joined Real Madrid after an impressive display in the World Cup in 2014. However, he joined Bayern Munich on loan in 2017, and enjoyed a successful first season at the club.
Kicker | Bayern are unlikely to sign James Rodriguez permanently!
Bayern Munich are happy for James to return to Real Madrid next summer and will try to sign Eintracht Frankfurt centre-forward Luka Jovic to bolster their attacking options in his stead. pic.twitter.com/lZQFFR8Kvc
— Bayern mania (@Bayern_mania) November 15, 2018
However, Bayern Munich are now considering sending him back to Real Madrid, according to German football magazine Kicker.
It is now being reported that the German champions are considering an offer for Eintracht Frankfurt youngster Luka Jovic.
✋😱 Bayern have dropped their interest in James Rodriguez and are now unlikely to purchase him from Madrid in the summer.
Imagine not wanting a player like him! pic.twitter.com/gEnb5VO4oc
— The Sportsman Bet (@TheSportsmanBet) November 15, 2018
Bayern Munich have struggled in the new season so far, as the club is currently fifth in the Bundesliga. They lost to Borussia Dortmund earlier this month, which has pushed them 7 points behind the top of the table.
James Rodriguez’s future has been speculated over the summer, with many media outlets earlier reporting that the Colombian could make a permanent move to the German club.
OFFICIAL: Robert Lewandowski (33rd place), James Rodriguez (35th place) and Joshua Kimmich (42nd place) are included in GOAL’s 50 best players in the world.
— Bayern mania (@Bayern_mania) November 13, 2018
Both, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich aim to bring their season back on track after a relatively poor start.
🇮🇹 Corriere dello Sport:
▪️Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is weighing up January bids for Real Madrid’s Mariano Diaz and Marcos Llorente.
▪️The Partenopei prefer a permanent deal for Mariano, but they are also open to a loan agreement for Llorente. pic.twitter.com/FSIRKQvNWN
— RM Transfer Centre (@RMTransfers_) November 15, 2018
Solari’s side will receive a huge boost with the arrival of James, as the club’s forwards have struggled with form and injury. While Karim Benzema has been inconsistent, Gareth Bale and Isco have both been on sidelines for significant periods throughout the season due to injury.