Real Madrid and Colombia attacking midfielder James Rodriguez has reportedly been transfer listed by the Spanish club according to Don Balon. The midfielder has yet to hit the heights that he hit in his debut season for los blancos when he registered 13 goals and assists in La Liga and helped the club to a second place finish behind fierce rivals Barcelona. This season hasn’t gone well for Rodriguez, he’s been hampered by injuries, struggled to adapt to the methods of former manager Rafael Benitez and Isco is preferred as a No. 10 by manager Zinedine Zidane. Rodriguez has also been involved in trouble outside of the pitch.

Real Madrid brought James Rodriguez from AS Monaco for a fee of £63 million after a great showing for Colombia at the 2014 FIFA World Cup but after 19 months in the capital, it seems as if the club is ready to part ways with his services.

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Throughout the season there has been a lot of speculation regarding the future of the midfielder as it was reported that he doesn’t take his role at the club seriously enough. On multiple occasions it has been reported that he’s done things to upset the Real Madrid brass such as taking trips to Dubai to party, in a similar vein to teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, Rodriguez was also heavily featured in magazines earlier this season when he was caught in a high speed police chase and there was an incident where he refused to train upon instruction from Zidane after being upset at not being played.

Rodriguez is a very talented player and when he’s playing at his best, he can make a difference however at Real Madrid, it is required that players are consistently playing at their best level as they look to challenge for every title available.

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If the Madrid club decide to part ways with the talented Colombian then there are many clubs that would be interested in his services. Manchester United have been named as potential suitors and they have been linked with his signature since last summer. It’s hard to argue that the Red Devils need him but he would make an excellent addition to any squad looking to challenge for the league.

Rodriguez won’t command the transfer fee that was used to bring him to Spain but Real Madrid could still make a nice amount of money from his sale. It could prove risky for the club as he would be likely to do well wherever he goes. The same thing happened with former winger Angel Di Maria, after a forgettable season in Manchester he bounced back stronger than ever with Paris Saint Germain and has had an enviable season as the Paris club remain unbeaten in the league.

Rodriguez won’t be keen on leaving the club and luckily for him the season isn’t over which means that there’s time for him to prove his worth. #Football