News coming out of Madrid is that Manchester United have made an audacious enquiry into bringing James Rodriguez to the Premier League. It would be another big money signing in the Jose Mourinho era at Manchester United alongside the likes of Pogba and Mkyhitayan.
Rodriguez really came to light after his stunning performances for Columbia in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil which saw them reach the Quarter-Final only to be beaten narrowly by Brazil themselves. Rodriguez has not starred at Real Madrid but neither has been a disappointment with 9 assists and 2 goals this season for the Spanish giants. It would be a risky move for Rodriguez as the Manchester United have great depth in midfield with Mikyhitayan, Pogba, Rooney, Lingard, Rashford, Martial and Depay all vying for the position behind Ibrahimovic. United have won their last 6 and our looking in good shape at the moment so would it really be a smart move for Rodriguez and Mourinho for the Columbian to come to Manchester United.
Talk that it could be more of a marquee signing and an attempt to make a statement to the rest of the Premier League seems like a strange idea as the Rodriguez is not old and this could damage his career if he does not get the chance to start. United have definitely already made a big enough statement this season with their signings so that would be a strange decision.
It would be good to see another star in the Premier League but it will cost United £50m if they want to bring him to Old Trafford, Zidane does not want to let Rodriguez go cheaply as he needs to keep his strength in depth to maintain their place at the top of La Liga.
Article by @GusSkinner