According to latest media reports, Colombia international forward James Rodriguez will not be heading back to La Liga giants Real Madrid now that Zinedine Zidane, the French tactician, is in charge at the Spanish side.
The highly rated playmaker is presently on loan at Bayern Munich, managed by Niko Kovac, but was linked with a surprise transfer move to North London club Arsenal in the winter transfer window.
The South American has extremely struggled for consistency and frequent injuries at German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and was sent out to Germany by French boss Zidane in his first stint.
A Spanish Publication Sport suggest the arrival of Zidane ends any hope of the attacking midfielder had of a second opportunity at La Liga side Real Madrid.
However, the latest development could be good music in the ears of Arsenal supporters who are allegedly keen on landing the creative midfielder.
Die Roten are reportedly not keen on signing James Rodriguez permanently, as a result, the World Cup star may have to search for an entirely new club in the forthcoming summer window. Make some money by predicting his transfer speculation or check out some casino bonuses and tips on www.bonusrequired.com for improved odds of winning.
The player was part of the Bayern team that was beaten by Jurgen Klopp led Liverpool at the Alianz Arena in last weeks’ Champions League, seeing 79 minutes in the disappointing 3-1 loss.
The 27-year-old Colombian has headed in and out of the German club, but has scored four goals and created six assist in 22 games.
Spanish tactician Unai Emery will not have a massive budget for transfer to spend in the summer market, with some media outlets reporting could be as small as £40 million.
Champions League holders and La Liga giants Real Madrid coughed out £71million for the midfield maestro back in 2014 and would want a major sum for a player who does not clock 28 until July this year.