Real Madrid is expected to sell Everton target and Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez this summer for £7.7 million, according to Sport.
The 29-year-old is not moving ahead in Coach Zinedine Zidane ‘s plans and the Frenchman needs to cut his squad heading into next season.
Madrid wants Rodriguez’s £280,000-a-week salary off their bill, so they’ve agreed to make it available for a cut-price rate because they know suitors aren’t going to be willing to meet a big demand price so salaries.
If it is real, it could give Everton a huge transfer boost and a meeting at Goodison Park with manager Carlo Ancelotti could be on the cards.
The Toffees want to break into the top-six on a permanent basis going forward, and the Colombia international will be a huge addition to their squad.
However, he won’t be short of options, though, and it remains to be seen if Everton can beat others to his signature.
Rodriguez cost Madrid £63 million in the summer of 2014 and they once valued at around £100 million.
The Toffees aspire to consistently break into the top-six and the Colombia international will be a big addition to their squad.
But he won’t be short of options, so it remains to be seen if Everton will beat his signature onto others.
In the summer of 2014, Rodriguez cost Madrid £63 m and they once priced about £100 m.
He’s no longer welcome at the Santiago Bernabeu but he still has the potential to be the biggest star somewhere, so if they want to go for his signature, Everton can land a big talent who can change their fortunes on the pitch.