According to The Sun, Real United’s midfielder and Everton summer goal James Rodriguez was offered to Manchester United as the Spanish giants attempt to end their relationship with the Colombian.
Carlo # Ancelotti’s first choice is always #JamesRodriguez. #Everton has offered a 4-year deal to the Colombian player who will be leaving RealMadrid in the next few months. #Coutinho (also Tottenham and Chelsea are interested) and #Lozano are plans B for #Toffees. #transfers #EFC
– Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira), April 27, 2020
Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti wants to see the 28-year-old at Goodison Park, and the club has reportedly offered him a four-year contract.
Madrid sprayed £ 63m on Rodriguez’s signature in the summer of 2014 and was once worth around £ 100m.
However, they assume that they may only have half of it when there is only one year left for their deal and are willing to part with it for a cheaper deal.
The Red Devils have been admirers of Madrid for many years, but it remains to be seen whether boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants another midfielder at the moment.
Rodriguez earns around £ 250,000 a week at Santiago Bernabeu – twice as much as Everton’s highest paid players – and that could prove to be a stumbling block.
The two-time Champions League winner has only played 13 times in all competitions this season, as he’s clearly not in Chef Zinedine Zidane’s plans and will definitely be a good addition to Toffees’ midfield.
Everton hopes to be in the top six in the future, and Rodriguez could be useful should he rediscover his form under Ancelotti.
It is not known whether a move is planned, but it does not appear that the unfavorable midfielder will be at the Bernabeu next season.