Arsenal Join Liverpool & Man Utd In Chase To Sign £50m South American
Arsenal have joined Liverpool and Manchester United in the race to sign £50m-rated Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez this summer, according to reports
Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal are linked with James Rodriguez….
Arsenal have joined Liverpool and Manchester United in the race to sign £50m-rated Real Madrid attacker James Rodriguez this summer, according to the Mirror.
Rodriguez joined Madrid from Monaco after starring at the 2014 World Cup finals but has struggled to hold down a regular first team place at the Bernabeu in recent times.
The Colombian international started just 13 La Liga games last season and was left out of Zinedine Zidane’s squad entirely for Madrid’s Champions League final win over Juventus.
The 25-year-old is now expected to seek a move away from the Spanish giants this summer in order to secure more regular first team football and he’s been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League.
The Mirror are reporting today that Arsenal have now joined Liverpool and Manchester United in the race to sign Rodriguez this summer after Arsene Wenger put the South American on his wanted list.
Wenger is looking to rejuvenate his Arsenal squad this summer after missing out on the top four last season and signing Rodriguez would certainly be a statement of intent by the north Londoners.
However, the Gunners could face stiff competition as Jurgen Klopp is also aiming to strengthen his attacking options ahead of Liverpool’s return to the Champions League and Rodriguez is seemingly on the German coaches radar.
United are also gearing up for a busy summer as Jose Mourinho looks to build a squad capable of competing for major honours next season and the Red Devils could certainly with with a player like Rodriguez to add more creativity to their attack.
The Mirror claim that Madrid value the attacker at around £50m – which shouldn’t be too much of a problem for clubs with the financial resources of Arsenal, Liverpool or United.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop but I think Rodriguez would be an excellent signing as he’s capable of playing anywhere across the attacking midfield positions and he has the ability to be a real star if he’s given a more prominent role at a new team.