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Man Utd Transfer News: £30m Rodriguez Bid Rejected

Manchester United have had a £30m bid for winger James Rodriguez turned down by Porto, according to reports, with the Portuguese champions holding out for £40m

Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Manchester United have seen a huge offer rejected for a Porto star.


Manchester United have had a £30m bid for James Rodriguez turned down by Porto, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims United have been tracking the winger for some time with Sir Alex Ferguson sending scouts to watch him on several occasions last season.

Having been impressed with what he’s seen, Fergie has now made the 20-year-old a top target this summer and has now made his interest official with a £30m offer to Porto.

That bid is said to have been rejected by the Primeira League champions, who are believed to be holding out for the full £40m that would trigger a buy-out clause in the players contract.

Man Utd have been linked with Rodriguez after doubts were raised over the future of Nani, but the Mail understands that Fergie is keen to sign the Colombian regardless of whether Nani stays at Old Trafford or not.

There has also been the suggestion that United will offer Anderson as part of any bid, but Porto are likely to prefer a cash-only deal.

FT Verdict

Rodriguez is a fine talent but is certainly not worth £40m yet. At just 20 years of age and with only 5 international caps to his name, he has a long way to go before he can be regarded as one of the worlds best.

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Therefore, i feel it’s unlikely Rodriguez will end up at Old Trafford this summer unless Porto lower their expectations.

Would you like to see Rodriguez at United? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Elijah

    June 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

    This kid is brilliant, I’m urging Sir Alex to sign him because he is an exceptional talent and has the potential of being a future world best.

    • Pontainak

      June 29, 2012 at 10:43 am

      Why waste 30 million. Put the money where the pocket is.

  2. george salisu

    June 27, 2012 at 11:38 am

    why is sir alex behaving like this for God’s sake?is rodriguez supose to be his target or a central midfielder? We need more of a creative midfielder dan attacking midfielders,nd we got d likes of nani,valencia and young who ar gud players all they need is the midfield work so why is he looking for a winger instead?let him go and get modrik,shinaider or even lasana diara pls

  3. John taidi

    June 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Get us yann m’villa pls saf.

  4. John taidi

    June 27, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    We’ve lost out on luka modric, can u get us wesley sneijder or thiago alcantara?

  5. Usman Modu Bukar

    June 27, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Goals scoring attakers and midfilders is important in utd games SAF we must change

  6. Henry Edeh

    June 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Can i ask a question. Why Alex is doing dis tin if he wan buy players let him go and buy luka modric he suppose 2 no dat man utd did not hav creative midfielder but i am encoraging him 2 go and buy luka modric.

  7. Ifenne Echenor

    June 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    A good midfielder, defensive midfielder n two or more aggressive attacker, Nani should stay.

  8. Lokpobiri m samuel

    June 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    i don’t hav to say much but what i need frm saferguson is dis, he should sign the following players luca modric 35million pound , james rodriguez 42m, thiago alcantara 23m, lassana diera free, lenthon baines 18m, fernando gago free etc. Tanks

  9. lokpobiri p m samuel

    June 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    i don’t hav to say much but what i need frm saferguson is dis, he should sign the following players luca modric 35million pound , james rodriguez 42m, thiago alcantara 23m, lassana diera free, lenthon baines 18m, fernando gago free etc. Tanks

  10. Manu Man-u

    June 27, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I dont know much about James Rodriguez.but i think if shouldn’t be top priority for us (man-u).wat we really need is someone like Modric,Ganso or maybe Goetze should follow Kagawa.

  11. chedon

    June 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Pls hw can I get sir on phone but if any body get him help me tell him dat what we realy need is creative midfielder like modric see chelsea has put hands there now nd dey no how 2 spend money dey may even price 60m sir should go for him 1st b4 another

  12. steve milimo

    June 28, 2012 at 10:36 am

    if fergie is serious let him get the player at 40m before mancity and chealsea comes in

  13. Abdul

    June 28, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Pls sir alex sing thiago alcantara becs is verry gud ply pls

  14. Cletus ideh

    June 28, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Sir should buy modric,hulk,falceo,baines,lawandoski,snidjer,an prince boateng

  15. Elam

    June 29, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Sir alex is out of senses how can he have 3 quality winger and expect to sign anoda one? Our problm is creative/central midfield pls stop dat gridines

  16. Adrian Kisekka

    June 29, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I think the signin’ of Rodriguez w’d be a gud signing but, how dare u put such a big amount on him yet there is a more important move for modric who can be snached at any time by our european rivals real madrid. So i w’d like 2 advise SAF to sell some uncompetitive players like Berbatov,Anderson & the brazillian twins to increase on the amount available so as to sign great world class players like shinidjer, modric, lampard & Baines. Thanx

  17. Ndpaul1

    June 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I c no reasn y Fergie shld leav de main problem wich z midfield 4 sumthg irrelevant 4 nw, unbelievable.

  18. crypt

    June 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    the midfield has been a problem for us for quite a while now, signing kagawa at cam is fine, but we need a destroyer and play maker deeper on the pitch such as de rossi. all the other positions should be addressed with young potential that wont break the bank.

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