It is the third installment in the saga with the midfielder, following an unsuccessful stance at Bayern Munich and the failed attempts to secure a player last summer from Atletico Madrid and Napoli.

The rumors have linked James to Man Utd

The focus is on James Rodriguez again in this summer transfer window as speculation around the Colombian star’s future rumbles on. It is the third installment in the saga with the midfielder. And following an unsuccessful stance at Bayern Munich and the failed attempts to secure a player last summer from Atletico Madrid and Napoli. Recent rumors have linked the player to Manchester United, among other Premier League clubs. But even though he will stay at Real Madrid. His current contract with Los Blancos runs until June 2021 and gives the player some security. But is a ticking time bomb for both Real Madrid and Colombia. The Real Madrid playmaker may have preferred to see his contract at the club. While Zinedine Zidane will likely continue to exclude him from the first-team plans.

That would leave Real Madrid paying the non-contributing player’s wages. And losing a potential free transfer asset when his contract expires. James’s situation is arguably even more difficult for the Colombia national team. Which has aspirations to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. James’ talent and affection for him that Colombian fans felt were never in question. Still, it is perilous for South Americans to rely so heavily on a player who does not play when trying to qualify for a major competition. If another team comes along and signs him, it will just be a matter of time until he gets harsh again and resurrects his excellent form of times gone by. However, the situation is becoming quite relevant for both Real Madrid and Colombia.

 

If the issue is not resolved quickly, both sides could have consequences: in the economic sense for one and footballing sense for the other.