It is a fact: James Rodríguez will no longer play with Real Madrid. The fact that he asked his coach, Zinedine Zidane, to disregard him for the game on July 5 against Athletic Bilbao, was his conviction, since ‘Zizou’ decided that, whatever happened, the Colombian was not going to wear the meringue shirt again for an official match and would only limit himself to training with the team in Valdedebas.
This is confirmed this Friday by the newspaper ‘as’, with its journalist Manu Sainz, who assures that James has already put the end to his stage in Madrid. The sentence is so strong, that “if Madrid traces the Champions League tie against Manchester City”, this Friday, James would not have “options to play in the matches that could take away” from the maximum club competition in Europe.
In this way, Florentino Pérez, president of the merengue club, will stop rejecting the offers that come for James, as he did last season, and now he will listen to the proposals presented by Jorge Mendes, the Colombian’s agent.
Precisely, the Spanish media surprised on how the possibilities of James would be in the market. Although Atlético de Madrid, Manchester United and PSG have been mentioned as clubs they could reach, it is said that Arsenal in London “is the team that has shown the most interest” by the footballer.