Real Madrid Place A Whopping Price Tag On James Rodríguez

James Rodríguez might not have a future at Real Madrid after reports suggest that the Spanish club have slapped a price tag on him ahead of the summer transfer window.

The 27-year-old Colombian attacking midfielder is currently out on loan at Bayern Munich, but Los Blancos have no intention of keeping hold of him as he doesn't fit in Zinedine Zidane's long-term plans.

According to El Confidencial (via Football Espana), Rodríguez would be able to leave this summer if any interested party meets his €50m asking price.

Of course, Bayern have the option to make the Madrid player's move permanent after his two-year loan comes to an end, which would set the reigning Bundesliga champions back €35m.

While there are question marks raised over his future, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is a big fan of Rodríguez and believes that he will stay at the club.

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Credit: PA

"I am firmly convinced that James Rodríguez will play for Bayern next season," he said (via Marca).

"I am sure that [coach] Niko Kovač values his quality.

"I do not believe that there is any problem between the two.

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Credit: PA

"I am a massive fan of James.

"He has a great left foot and, for me, is a superstar and we must choose the option [to sign the player] that we have until 15th June."

Rodríguez has previously dismissed ideas that he would want to leave the Allianz Arena, despite the fact that he was linked with a potential move to Arsenal in the January transfer window.

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