United lead Premier League trio in chase for Real midfielder

Date published: Thursday 12th May 2016 12:53

James Rodriguez: Keen to stay at Real Madrid

James Rodriguez: Keen to stay at Real Madrid

Manchester United are leading Arsenal and Chelsea in the chase for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, according to reports.

The Metro state that Manchester United have been tracking the player for a while, and that they were snubbed by Rodriguez when he chose to move to the Bernabeu in 2014.

After a successful 2014/15 campaign, in which he bagged 13 goals and 13 assists, things have not been as positive this season. Zinedine Zidane has limited his role to mostly substitute appearances, and he has struggled to find the same form as last season.

Express Sport stated in January that United had held talks about signing Rodriguez, while Spanish outlet OK Diario are saying that Rodriguez has been looking at properties in Manchester as he looks to rent out his home in Madrid.

According to ‘Spanish football expert’ Guillem Balague, Real will entertain advances for the player, but a sale is not imminent.

“The situation is he belongs to Jorge Mendes and he has been talking to other clubs,” Balague told Sky Sports.

“Real Madrid will accept offers, but at the moment there is none and they want to recover some of the money they spent on him.

“Keep an eye on that.”

Colombian legend Tino Asprilla questioned the treatment that Real Madrid and his manager are giving to Rodriguez.

“It’s not that James performs better for Colombia than for Real Madrid,” he told Marca in March.

“But that here in Colombia he gets the true importance that a player with his characteristics needs to be able to perform.

“At Real Madrid they are not giving him the importance he needs. He is a young kid, with so much talent, but James has not had the affection he needs at his club. When he had it with [Carlo] Ancelotti, the player showed his true value.

“This season he has not been able to show anything because they did not give him this special treatment that a player needs at his club.”

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    Oli Fisher
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    Manchester United are leading Arsenal and Chelsea in the chase for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez, according to reports.

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    #1011704

    jm1502
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    The guy’s bang average, clearly not good enough for Real Zmadrid and would cost over 50 million so we’ll probably sign him.

    #1011764

    homerjay540
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    I’d prefer an out and out winger. We have enough players who can play no. 10 – Rooney, Mata, Herrera

    #1011818

    N1xer
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    The kid has talent but also a bit of the Januzaj attitude about him. Also not sure he is suited to the PL. If we had to take one from Madrid I’d have Varane or Kroos.

    #1012727

    moral
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    Would be a terrible buy but would be right up the alley of the 3 amigos – ED, Lvg and RG.

    A sunshine player and current flop who would detest the hurly burly of the english league.

    We need characters and leaders on and off the pitch.

    We have far too many pricks already at the club picking up a hefty cheque and not giving a flying shite about the club or the fans.

    So that is a no from me!

    #1012736

    jm1502
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    Well said moral. He’s average, with s decent shot but as slow as me granny.

    #1012739

    concernedfan
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    This bloke is pure KRAP.

    I’m sure that if JM is the next manager he won’t want him.

    Look elsewhere.

    #1012847

    If we’re gonna take any midfielders from Real Madrid it should be Isco or Kovacic.

    #1013066
    MacGuffin
    MacGuffin
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    These rumours invariably end up being wild speculation or goose chases. The only thing we have to go on from the club is the comment that no CL football will not prevent their targets from coming. This suggested deals were already done and probably for players who could not demand CL football, which means players for whom United without CL football would be a step up.

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    yorkshireman200
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    The one thing we need as much as CB and striker is a midfielder who can put his foot in and take control of a game. In fact we need more than one! I actually thought our best (of a very average lot) combination might be Morgan and Herrera but after Tuesday I’m even more convinced we don’t have a single midfielder that is good enough.

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    MMI
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    You’ve only just figured that out after Tuesday? Yorkshireman20, I should start questioning your football acumen……Lol

    #1013864

    yorkshireman200
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    MMI, for someone who regularly posts on here you obviously don’t read many posts by others do you? I’ve been saying we need to scrap the whole midfield and start again for a year now. Now read my post again (particularly the bit between brackets) and you might just figure out what I was saying. The fact is Morgan and Herrera have hardly played together all season. I now see why!

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    MMI
    MMI
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    Apologies if I read you wrongly.

    #1014035

    homerjay540
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    I don’t think good players simply turn bad. Schneiderlin and Herrera used to be very good players – just look at the fans reactions when we signed them. Rather than simply sell the players i’d prefer we figured out what has gone wrong. For me it’s a combination of LvG sucking their confidence from them by publically humiliating every single mistake a player makes and lack of game time/cohersion. LvG changes his lineup more than Ranieri used to at Chelsea. He’s trying to be too smart but is over complicating things.
    I’d love to see a midfield trio of Schneiderlin (DM), Fosu-Mensah (Box to box) and Herrera (AM) given a run of games. Will never happen though.

    #1015562
    united80
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    JR is just another player who had a good world cup and not followed it into his regular football. Once a big fish in a little pond, now a minnow in an ocean. £50m+ price tag and barely average, sounds like our kind of bargain. I do hope not!

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