It’s been a transfer window full of surprises, and Istanbul Basaksehir could be set to carry on this trend.
The reports in England suggested that Istanbul Basaksehir are looking to loan Everton midfielder James Rodriguez.
The Colombia international joined Everton from Real Madrid on a free transfer in 2020. His contract expires in the summer of 2022.
In 26 appearances for Everton, Rodriguez has managed to score 6 goals, and create 9 goals for his teammates.
The 30-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Colombia. James Rodriguez has also left his mark at the international stage after netting 23 goals in 80 senior appearances for the Colombia national team.
The Everton manager does not see him in his plans and would be open to letting him leave.
Aykut Kocaman wants to sign a new midfielder and Rodriguez is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a firm fan of Everton midfielder and Istanbul Basaksehir could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
The Everton midfielder is a traditional number ten who will add creativity and technique in the final third for Kocaman’s side.
According to the report, “Istanbul Basaksehir are making a move for Everton midfielder James Rodriguez. Foot Mercato says Istanbul Basaksehir are eager to sign James in the coming days. The transfer window in Turkey is open until September 8th. James is under contract with Everton until 2022. The Colombia international was brought to Everton by Carlo Ancelotti, who has since moved on to Real Madrid. James is now available from Everton and could find an escape route to Istanbul Basaksehir.”
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The Turkish club will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Rodriguez to join the club.
It is claimed that Everton are open to letting James Rodriguez go.
James Rodriguez ideal fit for Istanbul Basaksehir?
If Rodriguez is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Istanbul Basaksehir.
A midfielder of James Rodriguez’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Istanbul Basaksehir squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Kocaman’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Istanbul.
It will be interesting to see whether Istanbul Basaksehir will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.