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Real preparing move for Everton star James Rodriguez

The attacking department of the Real squad needs quality additions this summer.

Real Madrid are preparing move for Everton attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, according to the football transfer rumours in British and Spanish media.

The Colombia international joined Everton from Real on a free transfer in September 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.

James Rodriguez
James Rodriguez

The 29-year-old is considered to be one of the best football players in Colombia. His record for Colombia is also impressive. Rodriguez has scored 23 goals in 80 matches for Colombia at senior level.

James Rodriguez is set to be a man in demand in the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs queuing up to pursue his signature.

Adding a attacking midfielder remains Real’s top priority this summer and Carlo Ancelotti will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming days.

The Real manager has been impressed by his performances this season and could make a move this summer.

The Colombia international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of attacking midfielder Ancelotti wants to target in the summer transfer window. Carlo Ancelotti is a long term admirer of Rodriguez and believes he can get the most out of the Colombia international.

Real Madrid
Real Madrid

The Spanish giants are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

The Everton midfielder is a traditional number ten who will add creativity and technique in the final third for Carlo Ancelotti’s side. He has the talent to play many roles in attack.

According to the report, “Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is prepared to bring James Rodriguez back from Everton. Having allowed him to leave for nothing a year ago for the Blues, Gol Caracol reports Florentino is ready to re-sign James on recommendation of new coach Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti was happy working with James last season at Goodison Park and is keen to bring him back to Madrid for the new campaign. Florentino has agreed and is confident convincing Everton to release James from his contract. However, the midfielder will also have to agree to cut his Blues wages to seal the move.”


If Real can agree on a fee with Everton, the deal should be easy to complete.

Good signing for Real Madrid?

Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Real.

Real Madrid must improve their attacking options and the signing of Rodriguez would be a step in the right direction.

An attacking midfielder of James Rodriguez ceiling will be a massive addition to Real Madrid squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.

How strong that interest is and whether Real Madrid will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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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.

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