James Rodriguez Could Make Quite Unreal Move In January
James Rodriguez has gone from one of the world's biggest talents to struggling to get game time at Real Madrid which led to him moving to Bayern Munich on loan this summer. Now he could make another move in January.
The Colombian's performances for his country in the World Cup in 2014 led Florentino Perez to pay a lot of money to bring him from Monaco to Madrid but he never really got going and Zinedine Zidane certainly never fancied him.
So Rodriguez got a move in the summer to Bayern on loan where his former boss at the Bernabeu Carlo Ancelotti was managing and wanted to restore him to his former glory but things didn't work out with the Italian sacked last month.
Ancelotti and Rodriguez brought back together but not for very long. Image: PA
The thought is that Rodriguez could now be left out of the side under Jupp Heynckes and in the German's first game back in charge the former Porto player was left as an unused substitute.
Now it's being reported by Spanish newspaper Don Balon that the loan deal could come to a premature end with Los Blancos sending Rodriguez elsewhere and the MLS is rumoured as a possible location with Orlando City and New York City being named by Bild as potential clubs.
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Rodriguez didn't get too much football under Zidane. Image: PA
Orlando have lost Kaka and New York City are due to lose Andrea Pirlo when his contract runs out so both clubs would have room on their designated player list for wages outside of the wage budget.
The report does also say that Real could prefer to send him to a more competitive league to keep his value high so Juventus, AC and Inter Milan are all named whilst Premier League sides have previously been linked.
It was in Brazil in 2014 where Rodriguez really burst onto the world scene. Image: PA
At the last World Cup Rodriguez was the top goalscorer and won the Puskas Award later that year for his goal against Uruguay in the last 16 all of which earned him his move to the Bernabeu.
Life was good for the first season for Rodriguez but they soon went downhill and he was a peripheral figure at just 26 there's plenty of time to get back to his best and he'll hope it can still be at the Allianz Arena and not the MLS.
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