Although no uber deals came off last summer that was talk of Manchester United smashing all of their transfer records to bring in Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo.
Although the deals weren’t completed there was a definite sense, and some substance, to the rumours that Manchester United were prepared to pay the going rate to bring these guys in. The Express reported that Manchester United actually outbid Real Madrid for Bale but were too late.
With Manchester United desperate to get back to winning ways and make a statement in the transfer market you do feel that such a deal could happen again for one of the world’s best.
And, at 22 years of age, you would imagine Manchester United should be in the market for a player of the quality of James Rodriguez.
The Daily Express reported Tuesday night that Manchester United are prepared to make a massive bid for the Colombian:
Man Utd readying £63m (79.8m Euro) bid for Liverpool and Real Madrid target James Rodriguez
He’s already expressed a preference for Real Madrid but that doesn’t mean that Manchester United shouldn’t at least try to sign the player.
Even putting in a bid and showing intent would prove to Manchester United fans that the club is serious about returning to the very top of the game.
Whatever formation Louis van Gaal wants to play next season we think the Rodriguez would be an unbelievably good addition.
He does seem open to a move from France and if Real Madrid can’t sell Angel di Maria then perhaps Manchester United could jump the queue for Rodriguez this summer.
Let’s see the lad in action. Manchester United fans would you should the club prioritise the signing of this lad whatever the cost?