James Rodriguez is finally set to be offered an escape route from his Real Madrid torment this summer.
The Colombian has never reached the heights expected of him after his starring role at the 2014 World Cup.
Spanish outlet Don Balon are now reporting that he has set his heart on joining Manchester United, snubbing Liverpool and Chelsea in the process.
Interestingly, the attacking midfielder’s main demand appears to be that he wants a regular first-team place, hence why he is reluctant to move to Bayern Munich where Carlo Ancelotti is unable to guarantee that.
If Zinedine Zidane wasn’t already fed up with the 25-year-old’s attitude, then he certainly will be after the 4-2 win against Leganes.
Rodriguez had opened the scoring after just 15 minutes but reacted furiously when he was taken off.
That is only going to encourage agent Jorge Mendes to find him a new club, and he is now set to tell Real president Florentino Perez to accept an offer from United should it be forthcoming.
Mendes also represents Jose Mourinho. The only stumbling block is that Madrid’s estimation of James’ value is unlikely to fall in line with that of his suitors.