Man United set to negotiate signing of £250,000-a-week playmaker – Report

James Rodriguez Colombia

Manchester United defeated Leicester City in their own backyard to secure Champions League qualification for next season and now, the Red Devils must splash the cash to strengthen the squad in the summer transfer window.

If reports in the media are anything to go by then Man United are set to negotiate the signing of Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez.

Transfer: Man United prepared to officially move to sign £22.7million attacker – Report

According to The Express, the Old Trafford outfit are set to open talks for the Colombian international, who could be lured for a fee of £23million.

The British source have mentioned that the 20-time English champions will be the first one to move for the former Porto man if he is put up for sale by the Los Blancos.

Further, it is claimed Zinedine Zidane is ready to allow Rodriguez to leave in the summer transfer window.

Carlo Ancelotti signed him for Real Madrid from Monaco after he won the Golden Boot at the 2014 World Cup but the South American failed to settle in Spain. Under Zidane, he mainly warmed the bench and the legendary midfielder even loaned him out to Bayern Munich for two years.

In the recently concluded La Liga campaign, Rodriguez only managed to make 8 appearances for the 13-time European Champions. In 2020, he only made a single appearance against vs Real Sociedad last month.

So, he surely needs to leave the Spanish giants to play regular first team football. The 29-year-old playmaker’s current contract will expire in 2021 and as per The Sun, he earns around £250,000-a-week.

Man Utd do need to improve the quality and depth of their attacking department and Rodriguez is a versatile talent, who can play anywhere in the offense.

In your view, should Solskjaer splash £23million to secure his signing in the summer transfer window?

2 Comments

  1. I think, it’s not a right choice to sign a 29 years old player that unwanted by other team. It’s better to sign a young talented player or to give more chances to home grown players like Mason Grenwood.

  2. Yes, he should. He’s a good deal for that price. A natural left playmaker. He can play anywhere forwards. He’s a good passer of the ball.

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