According to reporters, Atletico asked him for patience, as the deal could take all summer to tie up.
James wants to play for Diego Simeone’s side
As James closes on his 29th birthday, he enters to a crossroads of career and will have to choose a destination for the next chapter of his career. It would seem undesirable by Real Madrid. His priority is evident in the fact that it is Atletico Madrid, as he is happy in Madrid and believes that he can play an essential role for Diego Simeone. According to reporters, Atletico asked him for patience, as the deal could take all summer to tie up. Making such a risk to wait until the transfer window is almost closed is one that James does not want to take and can lead other teams into the picture.
The last team to enter the war at the auction is Manchester United, as it said that they are closely following him and believe that they can agree on a fee below €50 million, given that he only has one year left on his deal.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton are also interested, and Carlo Ancelotti having tried to take him to Napoli last summer. At Wolves, Jorge Mendes could play a key role, given his influence on the club and the fact that he is an agent of the Colombian. Finally, AC Milan could be an option. As the legendary full-back, Cafu recently spoke out to praise the midfielder and invite him to head to Italy. James likes the technical director Paolo Maldini, and he feels that he can be a leader in Milan.