Both James Rodríguez , who resigns himself to his current situation in Real Madrid , and his agent, Jorge Mendes, who sees the possibility of re-entering money for his assets, agree on the approach made by Real Madrid on the future of coffee growers outside Madrid . Because in that horizon there is no possibility of seeing Colombia's 10 with the white elastic, its glory days in Chamartín, the few that it had, are over.
Of course, from the offices of the Santiago Bernabéu they have clarified the player and the representative that it would be beneficial for both of them to reach an agreement with one of the clubs with whom he has conversations and thus fulfill a double function that benefits the three parties (James, Real Madrid and a third club in discord): the first, key in an operation that Madrid players have underway; the second, to find a dignified exit, that is to a preminent club, to the player.
And the pair James-Mendes accepts . Madrid has put on the table a series of illustrious teams that could serve as currency. From Inter Milan, in the recent interest of Madrid by Lautaro Martínez; to Naples , with the option of Fabián Ruiz ; passing through the Ajax of Amsterdam and Donny van de Beek or even the PSG and Kylian Mbappé ; Liverpool and Sadio Mané or Mo Salah , or Manchester United and Paul Pogba .
In any of these possibilities James Rodríguez can still serve as a determining element if he is included in an operation by a third player.
In Madrid they know that they cannot condemn ostracism this season to 16 if they want the Colombian to continue to have a poster facing the end of the season , but he worries that, like Gareth Bale , James has become a crystal player . The South American star has lost due to injury this season thirteen games, with injuries in September, October, November, December, January and February, or what is the same, every two games he has lost one, because the injuries separated him from the team in four other duels in which he tried to catch up with his teammates.
If he was already in question because Zidane does not like it and his deficit performance has proved the Frenchman right throughout the season, now his status as a fragile player further separates him from the elite of the white group. Another season, James doesn't have his moment.