Surprisingly, James Rodriguez is not on Manchester United’s transfer wish-list. However, it is believed the Red Devils are interested in other names.
Manchester United has got no plans to sign James Rodriguez this summer. The Colombian has been linked with a move to Old Trafford alongside a number of other Premier League clubs. This after he has had a season of little football at Real Madrid.
So far this season, James Rodriguez has only seven league appearances to his name totaling to a mere 366 minutes.
However, it has turned out that Manchester United is not one of those clubs interested in signing the midfielder. The first time the Red Devils were linked to Rodriguez was in the 2012 summer with Sir Alex Ferguson admiring the Colombian during his time at Porto.
That didn’t happen as the player moved to Monaco the following year. However, Rodriguez propelled himself to superstardom with some majestic displays at the 2015 World Cup. His performance alerted the club but he ended up joining Real Madrid.
Since moving to Spain, the Colombian international has failed to live to his reputation. This including a sub-par loan move to Bayern Munich that did little to help his plight.
The report says rather than James Rodriguez, Man United are intent on signing Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish. Additionally, Sky Sports reporter, James Cooper claims that isn’t the case and the club would prefer the Aston Villa player.
“The Colombian has often been linked with Manchester United since lighting up the 2014 World Cup in Brazil where he was named player of the tournament.”
“It has been an up-an-down six years for Rodriguez who is now 28 and back at Real Madrid. Despite the links, the midfielder is not on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wish list for this summer.”
“The fundamental factor is United believe there are better players on offer who also match their desire to bring in the best English talent.”