Arsenal dealt blow as €42m target reveals he could return to La Liga giants

Date published: Wednesday 20th February 2019 11:55

James Rodriguez has revealed that he still keeps in touch with his former Real Madrid teammates as he opened the door to a potential return to the Bernabeu.

Rodriguez is nearing the end of his two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich, and with the Bundesliga giants yet to exercise their option to purchase him, the Colombia international’s future remains up in the air.

James had been linked with Arsenal in some reports, while Juventus has also been suggested as a possible destination, but it seems that he would rather return to Real.

He told Cadena SER’s El Larguero after Bayern’s Champions League draw with Liverpool: “I have to think hard about what I’m doing.

“In Madrid, I have everything: my house, people who love me.

“We will have to see what happens, but at the moment I have a contract with Bayern Munich. I just want to finish the season and we’ll see what happens.

“I keep in touch with some Real Madrid players.”

James’ father recently added to the speculation linking him with a Real return.

He said: “Real Madrid are one of his loves, but unfortunately he had to look at a different course.

“However, that does not mean that he doesn’t love Los Blancos, an institution that allowed him to enjoy beautiful moments.

“Inside his heart, given that he is a fan of Real Madrid, he will contemplate the possibility of returning. Real Madrid own his rights and I imagine that if he has good performances then his return would be possible.”

James’ loan spell in Germany has so far brought 57 appearances and 11 goals. Bayern can sign him permanently for €42m.

 

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