This could be James Rodríguez’s team if he decides to return to Colombian football


Savior. June 23, 2019. At the Fonte Nova stadium, the Colombian National Team defeated the Paraguayan national team 1-0 for the third date of Group B of the Copa América Brazil 2019. In the photo: James Rodríguez. (Colprensa – Diego Pineda)

James Rodriguez He has not been the same since he finished his second stage in the real Madrid FCafter having passed through FC Bayern Munichon loan, in the 2019/2020 season. His bad decisions off the field of play have been gradually distancing him from the elite of football.

After being among the best players in the world, and one of the most valuable, today he plays far from the most competitive leagues in the world, in Qatar, which has become the destination of many footballers looking to increase their economy. Outside of the many bills that the country offers, few are the motivations that athletes may have.

The Colombian, scorer of the Brazil World Cup 2014went through the Everton F.C.before joining the ranks of the Al-RayYan SC. It arrived at the request of the Italian coach Charles Ancelottitoday again on the bench of the merengue team, and his transfer cost 35.00 million euros. In the English team he debuted as a starter on September 13 in the victory against Tottenham Hotspur. He scored his first goal on the 19th of that month, in his second game for Premier leaguebefore him West Bromwich Albion. In that match he would also give an assist and his team would end up winning 5-2.He was one of the stars of the match.

His first brace was achieved against Brighton and Hove AlbionOn October 3rd. The team would win 4 – 1 and the Colombian would assist in another of the goals. He scores again in the draw against city ​​of leicesteron January 27, 2021, and once again before the manchester unitedon February 6. After an injury that keeps him sidelined for several games, he returns to the team on April 5 and scores in the tie against crystal Palace.

Just at the moment when it seems that he is establishing himself in the team, Ancelotti leaves Everton and goes to Real Madrid to manage it for the second time. In the first they coincided with the Colombian. The Toffies confirm to Rafa Benitez as his new coach and Cucuteño understands that his time in the team has come to an end. The Spaniard had directed James in the 2015/2016 season, when he took command of the white team after the departure of the Italian, who was left without a team and would arrive at Bayern Munich in 2016. Benítez let James know that he would have too much competition and little by little he was relegating him to the substitute bench, a situation that would lengthen with the arrival of Zinedine Zidane to the bench, in the 2016/2017 season.

Since then, the relationship between the Colombian and the Spanish did not go well. When in doubt, in the month of September 2021, the former player of the AS MonacoHe goes looking for opportunities to play. His new destination would be in Qatar. On the 26th of the same month, Al-Rayyan would formalize his hiring for a value of 20.00 million euros. Since his arrival, Rodríguez has participated in 12 games in which he has added 4 goals and 7 assists.

The cucuteño stated in past days that if the opportunity arose, he would contemplate the possibility of leaving Qatari football, and was receptive to any offer that might come. Rodríguez’s pass today is valued around 15.00 million euros. At its peak, it was worth $80.00 million. He is among the 20 most valuable players in his team and among the top 50 in his position, according to statistics from the Transfermarkt portal.

Yesterday, prior to the confrontation of the Colombian National Team against Bolivia, a rumor began to circulate that James Rodríguez was close to reaching the Junior F.C.from the city of Barranquilla. According to the newspaper ‘The game’the player would already be holding conversations with the directives of the Colombian team. In the note they comment that “El Tiburón” would be willing to pay the current value of the footballer to reinforce his squad for the next tournament. If it materializes, it would be a bomb signing for Colombian professional football, because the player, despite already being 30 years old, still has a game ahead of him and, if he makes the right decisions, he could recover the very good level left behind already. so much.

The player’s salary is around 9.00 million euros and apparently the Char would have the money to cover James’ record. Will they get it? How good would this change be for the former Porto?


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