James Rodriguez urged to complete Manchester United transfer this summer

Kweku Lawrence
By Kweku Lawrence
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Former Newcastle United forward Faustino Asprilla has urged James Rodriguez to move to England as his future at Real Madrid looks uncertain.

James has struggled to find stability in recent seasons which has seen him feature just 13 games for Zinedine Zidane’s side this campaign.

After enjoying a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich, James was expected to play a key role under the Frenchman, but his performances haven’t been too convincing to be guaranteed a spot.


There have been many speculations about the 28-years-old future as he intends to return to playing regular football, and speculation has continued to mount that Rodriguez could be set for a Premier League switch.

“James needs to go where he will play, a club where the coach has expressly asked for him and wants him in his team, not where he will be an impulse signing, bought on a whim by the president. With his talent, he could play anywhere,” Asprilla told Blu Radio.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton have been monitoring the situation of the 28-year-old with Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti looking to use his relationship with him to lure him to Goodison Park.


However, the legendary Columbian believes the Red Devils could be exactly what his compatriot needs in order to turn his career around.

He added: “Manchester United would be a good place for James. It’s been a while since they have been winning trophies and they are thinking about strengthening the team for next season.

“They’ve got good players – like Juan Mata, who plays in a similar style to James, although he’s a little more dynamic and attacking but I think James could easily fit into that side.”

James lost his jersey number to Luka Modric before leaving for Bayern but now a place in the team looks way beyond him.

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