30-year-old Columbian midfielder, James Rodriguez, has reportedly expressed his wish to leave his current Qatari Club – Al Rayyan SC. He is eyeing a possible Europe return. But it will not be that easy, given that the attacking midfielder is ageing and surely he is not the player he once was. Meanwhile, James’s agent, Jorge Mendes has already begun his search to seek his client’s pastures anew.
James Rodriguez wants to leave Al Rayyan in the next months. The plan is to come back to European football as soon as possible. 👀🇨🇴 #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 29, 2022
James Rodriguez has played in elite European clubs like Porto, Madrid and Bayern Munich, while also spending some of his time in the Premier League with the Evertonians under Carlo Ancelotti. To be fair to the Columbian, he is fairing quite well in Qatar- scoring 5 goals and assisting another 7 goals for his teammates in the 14 games that he has played in.
Despite the shortcomings over the last year, no one is to doubt the talent he possesses. In that light, it is not a surprise that James’ situation has caused a few clubs to lure the player in, given his European reputation over the years. In Spain, mainly Atletico Madrid are keeping tabs on the player’s scenario, who can get competition from a few Premier League clubs as well.
Which Premier League Clubs are looking to acquire the services of James Rodriguez?
While a move from the Qatari outfit to anywhere in the world could lead to a slash in the wage demands, James is ready to take that blow in order to end his career playing in Europe, reports Daily Star.
Furthermore, the recent reports in the last few days suggest that the Columbian could be in for a treat with a few Premier League clubs lining up the bid to buy the player in the summer. Spanish news outlet Fichajes, looks at the chances of James Rodriguez’s possible return to the English top-flight football. Alongside the battle from the Spanish club in Atletico Madrid, Aston Villa and West Ham are mostly ahead in the race to gain the services.
No doubt we have an interesting few weeks coming up in this saga, as Rodriguez tries to redeem himself with a possible return to the Premier League. Will it be Aston Villa, West Ham or some other Premier League club that the Columbian chooses to go to, we must soon see it for ourselves.