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Mourinho Keen On Madrid’s Rodriguez



Desperate to make better impression next season, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is trying hard to convince the board of the club to spend €80m on signing Real Madrid Colombian playmaker, James Rodriguez this summer.
The Colombian continues to be linked with an exit from the Bernabeu this summer as has struggles for regular playing time.
Rodriguez has made just 24 appearances in all competitions so far this season, scoring five goals and providing 12 assists as he has had to play second fiddle behind the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.

According to Spanish sports weekly magazine, Don Balon, Mourinho is one of the coaches ready to rescue him from his misery in the Spanish capital by signing off on a deal to offer Madrid his asking price of €80m.
Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be interested in the 25-year-old and are willing to offer similar figures, but it remains to be seen who wins the race as despite his troubles in Madrid it seems as though he’s still a player very much in demand.
It’s been a frustrating and disappointing spell for the former Monaco and Porto star as ultimately there were big expectations when he joined the Spanish giants on the back of being a star performer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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