Cape Town - Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez
has reportedly set his sights on joining Manchester United after
spurning interest from Atletico Madrid.
The future of Rodriguez remains shrouded in doubt as he struggles for
game time under Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu, and there is a good
chance he will be on the move at some point.
A host of clubs throughout Europe, including Arsenal and Napoli have
all been linked with a swoop for the Colombian star, and he will not be
short of options should he opt to move away either in January or at the
end of the season.
Atletico have also been added to the list but Rodriguez is reported
to have turned his nose up at such a move as he does not want to play
for them, having already represented Real.
Instead, he is said to be holding out for a switch to the English Premier League with Manchester United.
The Red Devils are said to be considering a swoop in January as they
are in need of attacking reinforcements, and such a move appeals to the
United could look to take him on loan, but Real are keen to offload him on a permanent basis to bring in some much-needed cash.
It will allow them to bring in their own transfer targets and meet Financial Fair Play regulations at the same time.
There has also been a claim that Real will offer both Rodriguez and
Gareth Bale to United as part of a deal to try and land long-term target
- TeamTalk Media